Re: we've become a larger target for meritless patent litigation
It's also complete and utter bullshit. The rocksDB team, also out of Facebook, were the ones who triggered this Cat X process. They managed to relicense the project to dual Apache/GPL2.0 within 36 hours of it being flagged.
Both the Apache and GPL licenses contain robust protections against patent litigation. Including the +PATENTS clause is vindictive nonsense crafted by legal types with no understanding of the open source world.
It's a pity, because this will likely kill React as a commonly used framework.