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The React license for founders and CTOs – James Ide – Medium
Decent explanation of _why_ Facebook came up with the BSD+Patents license: "Facebook’s patent grant is about sharing its code while preserving its ability to defend itself against patent lawsuits."
The difficulty of open sourcing code at Facebook, including React in 2013, was one of the reasons the company’s open-source contributions used to be a fraction of what they are today. It didn’t use to have a strong reputation as an open-source contributor to front-end technologies. Facebook wanted to open source code, though; when it grew communities for projects like React, core contributors emerged to help out and interview candidates often cited React and other Facebook open source as one of the reasons they were interested in applying. People at Facebook wanted to make it easier to open source code and not worry as much about patents. Facebook’s solution was the Facebook BSD+Patents license.
facebook  bsd  licenses  licensing  asf  patents  swpats  react  license  software-patents  open-source  rocksdb 
13 days ago by jm
[LEGAL-303] ASF, RocksDB, and Facebook's BSD+patent grant licensing
Facebook's licensing includes a "nuclear option" if a user acts in a way interpreted by Facebook as competing with them; the ASF has marked the license as "Category-X", and may not be included in Apache projects as a result. Looks like RocksDB are going to relicense as dual GPLv2/ASL2 to clear this up, but React.js has not shown any plans to do so yet
react  rocksdb  licensing  asl2  apache  asf  facebook  open-source  patents 
9 weeks ago by jm
Festina Lente
A lovely eulogy for Nóirín Plunkett, from Rich Bowen. RIP Nóirín :(
noirin-plunkett  memorials  eulogies  rip  asf  apache 
july 2015 by jm
[#HADOOP-9448] Reimplement things - ASF JIRA
Pretty good April Fools from this year -- a patch to delete the entirety of Hadoop's codebase:
To avoid any bias to the existing code and make the same mistakes we should just delete trunk completely. Attached it is a script that deletes everything.
hadoop  april-fools  asf  patches  open-source  oss 
april 2013 by jm
Internet Security is a failure
ASF's Paul Querna: 'Security on the Internet sucks, and it is only getting worse. The problem is systemic, with security researchers and developers not producing viable ways for the average user to live on the Internet in a secure fashion without excessive paranoia.'
asf  authentication  infrastructure  tls  internet  security  from delicious
april 2010 by jm
DDOS mystery involving Linux and mod_ssl
connections to brutus.apache.org, "GET / HTTP/1.1", massive HTTPS DDOS. no idea what's going on
apache  asf  ddos  https  httpd  mod_ssl  from delicious
october 2009 by jm

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