Reconsider restrictions in patents file #402

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honkskillet opened this Issue Mar 28, 2015 · 2 comments

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As detailed on this HN post... https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9271331

The first thing I do now on each Facebook open-source reveal, 
is to check the PATENTS file for the toxic second paragraph, 
to see if they've changed it.
Sadly, no. I can't imagine being able to use this at any decent-sized company with lawyers. :-( 
https://github.com/facebook/react-native/blob/master/PATENTS 
See for example the discussions at https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9111849 
(eg. https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=9113515)

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rozele added a commit to rozele/react-native that referenced this issue Apr 29, 2016

Merge pull request #402 from rozele/toast
refactor(Toast): Deleting the toast module
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React Native (including Metro, Fresco, and Yoga) has been relicensed as MIT.

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gaearon commented Feb 17, 2018

React Native (including Metro, Fresco, and Yoga) has been relicensed as MIT.

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