[License-discuss] Views on React licensing?

Alex Rousskov rousskov at measurement-factory.com
Mon Dec 12 17:52:33 UTC 2016

On 12/12/2016 10:05 AM, John Cowan wrote:

> On Mon, Dec 12, 2016 at 5:44 AM, Henrik Ingo wrote:
>> Many people, including significant producers of BSD software, believe
>> that the BSD license is also a patent license.

> MIT is on record as saying that the MIT license, which is otherwise
> equivalent to the 2-clause BSD license, does *not* grant a patent license.

While MIT's current opinion is obviously important, it does not resolve
the question of whether a given license text (including the license text
called the "MIT license") grants a patent license. In fact, the opinion
of "many" license users might be more important here than the opinion of
the license author. Ultimately, only the courts can resolve this ambiguity.


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