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Update to MIT license

Summary: Manual changes.

Reviewed By: TheSavior, yungsters

Differential Revision: D7012152

fbshipit-source-id: de7459be3db13c687868b45059856f125c4f2eb1
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sophiebits authored and facebook-github-bot committed Feb 17, 2018
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@@ -208,5 +208,5 @@ However, there are still some styles that the linter cannot pick up.

## License

By contributing to React Native, you agree that your contributions will be licensed under its BSD license.
By contributing to React Native, you agree that your contributions will be licensed under its MIT license.
<!-- generated_contributing_end -->
43 LICENSE
@@ -1,30 +1,21 @@
BSD License
MIT License

For React Native software
Copyright (c) 2015-present, Facebook, Inc.

Copyright (c) 2015-present, Facebook, Inc. All rights reserved.
Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy
of this software and associated documentation files (the "Software"), to deal
in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights
to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is
furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

Redistribution and use in source and binary forms, with or without modification,
are permitted provided that the following conditions are met:
The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all
copies or substantial portions of the Software.

* Redistributions of source code must retain the above copyright notice, this
list of conditions and the following disclaimer.

* Redistributions in binary form must reproduce the above copyright notice,
this list of conditions and the following disclaimer in the documentation
and/or other materials provided with the distribution.

* Neither the name Facebook nor the names of its contributors may be used to
endorse or promote products derived from this software without specific
prior written permission.

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED BY THE COPYRIGHT HOLDERS AND CONTRIBUTORS "AS IS" AND
ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE ARE
DISCLAIMED. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE COPYRIGHT HOLDER OR CONTRIBUTORS BE LIABLE FOR
ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES
(INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, PROCUREMENT OF SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES;
LOSS OF USE, DATA, OR PROFITS; OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION) HOWEVER CAUSED AND ON
ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER IN CONTRACT, STRICT LIABILITY, OR TORT
(INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE OR OTHERWISE) ARISING IN ANY WAY OUT OF THE USE OF THIS
SOFTWARE, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY,
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE
AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER
LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM,
OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE
SOFTWARE.
@@ -30,13 +30,10 @@ var PRODUCTION_HEADER = [
'/**',
' * Animated v<%= version %>',
' *',
' * Copyright 2013-2015, Facebook, Inc.',
' * All rights reserved.',
' *',
' * This source code is licensed under the BSD-style license found in the',
' * LICENSE file in the root directory of this source tree. An additional grant',
' * of patent rights can be found in the PATENTS file in the same directory.',
' * Copyright (c) 2013-present, Facebook, Inc.',
' *',
' * This source code is licensed under the MIT license found in the',
' * LICENSE file in the root directory of this source tree.',
' */'
].join('\n') + '\n';

@@ -7,7 +7,7 @@
"animated",
"animation"
],
"license": "BSD-3-Clause",
"license": "MIT",
"main": "Animated.js",
"dependencies": {
"fbjs": "^0.2.1"
33 PATENTS

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@@ -71,7 +71,7 @@ We have a list of [beginner friendly issues](https://github.com/facebook/react-n

## License

React Native is [BSD licensed](./LICENSE). We also provide an additional [patent grant](./PATENTS).
React Native is [MIT licensed](./LICENSE).

React Native documentation is [Creative Commons licensed](./LICENSE-docs).

@@ -39,7 +39,7 @@ Pod::Spec.new do |s|
s.requires_arc = true
s.platforms = { :ios => "8.0", :tvos => "9.2" }
s.pod_target_xcconfig = { "CLANG_CXX_LANGUAGE_STANDARD" => "c++14" }
s.preserve_paths = "package.json", "LICENSE", "LICENSE-docs", "PATENTS"
s.preserve_paths = "package.json", "LICENSE", "LICENSE-docs"
s.cocoapods_version = ">= 1.2.0"

s.subspec "Core" do |ss|
@@ -39,7 +39,7 @@ def configureReactNativePom(def pom) {

licenses {
license {
name 'BSD License'
name 'MIT License'
url 'https://github.com/facebook/react-native/blob/master/LICENSE'
distribution 'repo'
}
@@ -12,7 +12,7 @@ end
Pod::Spec.new do |spec|
spec.name = 'yoga'
spec.version = "#{version}.React"
spec.license = { :type => 'BSD' }
spec.license = { :type => 'MIT' }
spec.homepage = 'https://facebook.github.io/yoga/'
spec.documentation_url = 'https://facebook.github.io/yoga/docs/api/c/'

@@ -9,7 +9,7 @@
"preset",
"react-native"
],
"license": "BSD-3-Clause",
"license": "MIT",
"bugs": {
"url": "https://github.com/facebook/react-native/issues"
},
@@ -1,10 +1,8 @@
/**
* Copyright (c) 2015-present, Facebook, Inc.
* All rights reserved.
*
* This source code is licensed under the BSD-style license found in the
* LICENSE file in the root directory of this source tree. An additional grant
* of patent rights can be found in the PATENTS file in the same directory.*
* This source code is licensed under the MIT license found in the
* LICENSE file in the root directory of this source tree.
*/
'use strict';

@@ -2,7 +2,7 @@
"name": "react-native",
"version": "1000.0.0",
"description": "A framework for building native apps using React",
"license": "BSD-3-Clause",
"license": "MIT",
"repository": {
"type": "git",
"url": "git@github.com:facebook/react-native.git"
@@ -112,7 +112,6 @@
"LICENSE",
"local-cli",
"packager",
"PATENTS",
"react.gradle",
"React.podspec",
"React",
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
{
"name": "react-native-cli",
"version": "2.0.1",
"license": "BSD-3-Clause",
"license": "MIT",
"description": "The React Native CLI tools",
"main": "index.js",
"engines": {
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
{
"name": "react-native-git-upgrade",
"version": "0.2.7",
"license": "BSD-3-Clause",
"license": "MIT",
"description": "The React Native upgrade tool",
"main": "cli.js",
"bin": {
@@ -8,10 +8,9 @@ function patchfile {
# Add React Native copyright
printf "/**\n" > /tmp/yogasync.tmp
printf " * Copyright (c) 2014-present, Facebook, Inc.\n" >> /tmp/yogasync.tmp
printf " * All rights reserved.\n" >> /tmp/yogasync.tmp
printf " * This source code is licensed under the BSD-style license found in the\n" >> /tmp/yogasync.tmp
printf " * LICENSE file in the root directory of this source tree. An additional grant\n" >> /tmp/yogasync.tmp
printf " * of patent rights can be found in the PATENTS file in the same directory.\n" >> /tmp/yogasync.tmp
printf " *\n" >> /tmp/yogasync.tmp
printf " * This source code is licensed under the MIT license found in the\n" >> /tmp/yogasync.tmp
printf " * LICENSE file in the root directory of this source tree.\n" >> /tmp/yogasync.tmp
printf " */\n\n" >> /tmp/yogasync.tmp
printf "// NOTE: this file is auto-copied from https://github.com/facebook/css-layout\n" >> /tmp/yogasync.tmp
# The following is split over four lines so Phabricator doesn't think this file is generated
@@ -1,7 +1,7 @@
Pod::Spec.new do |spec|
spec.name = 'DoubleConversion'
spec.version = '1.1.5'
spec.license = { :type => 'BSD' }
spec.license = { :type => 'MIT' }
spec.homepage = 'https://github.com/google/double-conversion'
spec.summary = 'Efficient binary-decimal and decimal-binary conversion routines for IEEE doubles'
spec.authors = 'Google'

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replied Feb 18, 2018

Awesome <3

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replied Feb 18, 2018

👏 ✌️

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replied Feb 18, 2018

Do we have a guarantee that Facebook has not patented and will not patent anything that is used in React Native?

Because otherwise this "MIT relicense" everyone is happy about is really just a change from one permissive license to another permissive licence which is basically the same, except it comes packaged with the removal of the guarantee that Facebook isn't going to sue anyone for using React Native.

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replied Feb 18, 2018

Love seeing the MIT license. I'm not sure about strong guarantees or invalidation of agreements @dantman, but I wouldn't be too cynical about this. The actions of the past few months tend to look like it's going in a positive FOSS-like direction.

Also, the previous license was worse because it included PATENTS

The license granted hereunder will terminate, automatically and without notice, -if you (or any of your subsidiaries, corporate affiliates or agents) initiate -directly or indirectly, or take a direct financial interest in, any Patent -Assertion: (i) against Facebook or any of its subsidiaries or corporate -affiliates, (ii) against any party if such Patent Assertion arises in whole or -in part from any software, technology, product or service of Facebook or any of -its subsidiaries or corporate affiliates, or (iii) against any party relating -to the Software. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if Facebook or any of its -subsidiaries or corporate affiliates files a lawsuit alleging patent -infringement against you in the first instance, and you respond by filing a -patent infringement counterclaim in that lawsuit against that party that is -unrelated to the Software, the license granted hereunder will not terminate -under section (i) of this paragraph due to such counterclaim.

This is more permissive, I believe, but IANAL.

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replied Feb 18, 2018

Yes, the MIT relicense does show good will. The unfortunate problem is blanket "MIT = good" community thinking. No one realizing that the version of the BSD license previously used is effectively the same as the MIT license, MIT is just more popular. And sure, the way the patent grant was written was bad (it used a strong retaliation clause, when it should have been a weak one) and it wasn't good to create a custom license. But getting rid of it completely instead of fixing the way the patent grant was implemented (easiest means would just be to use an Apache 2.0/GPL2+ dual-license) means we now have went from a not great patent protection clause to absolutely no patent protection whatsoever.

Unless we're sure that Facebook doesn't have any patents that apply to things in React Native, or things a Facebook employee may accidentally put in React Native from the Facebook app without realizing it's patented. Which, unless Facebook comes out and says they're sure they don't have any patents for what is in React Native, I'm not sure about. Because Facebook has been trying to patent things like touch gesture offsets and other mobile things.

Frankly if React Native was a "category X" library with BSD + Patents, it should still be kept as "category X" under MIT as long as we don't know the status of patents.

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replied Feb 18, 2018

great, look nice with MIT

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replied Feb 18, 2018

Awesome!

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'Frankly if React Native was a "category X" library with BSD + Patents, it should still be kept as "category X" under MIT as long as we don't know the status of patents.' I second this can we get a clear explanation I almost used this but legal counsel still recommends against it till the patent and license situation is clearly defined, for now react native seems anti innovation as it clearly does not provide a clear way to allow developers to make new things securely.

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replied Feb 20, 2018

Someone give her a cookie (if not, ask github to make a cookie emoji so that we can give her a cookie).

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A COOKIE 🍪!!

I guess... nice one facebook.

(atleast we have that cookie)

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replied Feb 21, 2018

well done !

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replied Feb 24, 2018

Bingo!! 🎉

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🎉

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🎊🎉🎉

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Great !

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Good Job!

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Great job with this facebook ❤️

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Nice! 🎉

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cool

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great. 👏

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nice

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WOW!

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