September 25, 2015
React Patent RedlineChanges to Facebook’s patent grant for React, Flux, Immutable, &c.
After something of a backlash, Facebook revised the separate patent grant for its React software and related libraries.
I’ve converted both versions of the grant to Markdown for easy viewing on GitHub, but the word-diff is still pretty hard to read. Here’s a hand-tuned HTML redline for reference:
Additional Grant of Patent Rights
“Software” means the React software distributed by Facebook, Inc.
youa perpetual, worldwide, royalty-free, non-exclusive, irrevocable (subject to the termination provision below) license under any rights in any patent claims owned by Facebook,to make, have made, use, sell, offer to sell, import, and otherwise transfer the Software. For avoidance of doubt, no license is granted under Facebook’s rights in any patent claims that are infringed by
(i) modifications to the Software made by you or
(ii) the Software in combination with any software or other
technology provided by you or a third party.
The license granted hereunder will terminate, automatically and without notice,
for anyone that makes any claim (including by filing any lawsuit, assertion or other action) alleging (a) direct, indirect, or contributory infringement or inducement to infringe any patent:
byFacebook or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, whether or not such claim is related to the Software,
byany party if such claimarises in whole or in part from any software, product or service of Facebook or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, whether or not such claim is related to the Software,or
byany party relating to the Software;
(b) that any right in any patent claim of Facebook is invalid or unenforceable.
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