The React license for founders and CTOs – James Ide – Medium


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A startup founder and ex-Facebook engineer’s story of the BSD+Patents license. Disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer, nor is this legal advice. A couple weeks ago, there…
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9 weeks ago by bkeetman
via Pocket - The React license for founders and CTOs A startup founder and ex-Facebook engineer’s story of the BSD+Patents license. Disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer, nor is this legal advice. A couple weeks ago, there was a renewed discussion about the software license for React, the popular rendering library created at Facebook.
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10 weeks ago by mannieschumpert
A startup founder and ex-Facebook engineer’s story of the BSD+Patents license. Disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer, nor is this legal advice. A couple weeks ago, there was a renewed discussion about the…
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10 weeks ago by damli
Perhaps the most practical downsides are the misunderstanding and concern it has caused.
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10 weeks ago by banyan
These days, Apple, Microsoft and Skype, Amazon, Uber, Tesla, Netflix, Salesforce and Quip, Airbnb, Twitter, Pinterest, PayPal, Slack, Dropbox, Google (internally), and many more significant companies — even Yahoo! (now Verizon) — now use React and other Facebook open source in their websites and apps. These companies have different needs than the Apache Foundation’s, and several of them contribute back to Facebook open source in the form of core contributions, conference talks, and developer meet-ups. The license and all things considered, these are just a few of the companies who use React and help build its ecosystem.
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10 weeks ago by euler
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.
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10 weeks ago by jm
A startup founder and ex-Facebook engineer’s story of the BSD+Patents license. Disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer, nor is this legal advice. A couple weeks ago, there was a renewed discussion about the software license for React, the popular rendering library created at Facebook. The Apache Foundation decided the Apache License is not a superset of Facebook’s license and Apache projects can’t use Facebook-licensed code like React anymore. People wondered: if Apache projects chose not to use React, what does that mean for companies who are using (or considering) React, GraphQL, or many of the other open-source projects from Facebook? There was a lot of speculation about Facebook’s license and motivations. I worked at Facebook several years ago during some influential events, including a major patent lawsuit and the open-source release of React. Several important events influenced Facebook’s view on patents. I hope an explanation of these events will help people understand how and why Facebook’s license came to be.
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10 weeks ago by gabe_g2i
Terrific summary of the background and context around Facebook's patent grant, as long as you don't attack them
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10 weeks ago by esgarg
RT : Great post by Facebook nowadays makes it incredibly easy and frictionless to release source code.
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10 weeks ago by orta
Great post by Facebook nowadays makes it incredibly easy and frictionless to release source code.
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10 weeks ago by jackfranklin
A startup founder and ex-Facebook engineer’s story of the BSD+Patents license. Disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer, nor is this legal advice. A couple weeks ago, there was a renewed discussion about the software license for React, the popular rendering library created at Facebook.
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10 weeks ago by deepblue
A startup founder and ex-Facebook engineer’s story of the BSD+Patents license. Disclaimer: I’m not a lawyer, nor is this legal advice. A couple weeks ago, there…
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11 weeks ago by kevinold
RT : If someone you know is starting a company and wondering about React's license, I wrote this for them to learn "why":
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11 weeks ago by netweb
The opinion of an ex-facebook engineer on the license for React (BSD+patents)
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11 weeks ago by dshaw
If someone you know is starting a company and wondering about React's license, I wrote this for them to learn "why":
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11 weeks ago by jelmer