If you’re a startup, you should not use React (reflecting on the BSD + patents license)

Raúl Kripalani, Medium, Aug 22, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

React is a Javascript framewowrk for content presentation. I've never used React because using something release by Facebook felt a little, well, greasy. That intuition is substantiated by this post. React is released under a 'BSD + patents' license. It looks like open source. But the license to use it is instantly revoked if you sue Facebook. "Bottom lineOpen Source is not a “quid pro quo” trade. Open Source is about creating communities to build better software together. It should never be used as a marketplace to exchange rights."

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