Adding to the confusion is that FB frequently refers to their React.js license
as "BSD+Patents" (plural), although that nomenclature appears somewhat recent
(and, I think, post-dates the submission of the "BSD+Patent" -- singular --
license to OSI in early 2016).
From: Wheeler, David A [mailto:dwhee...@ida.org]
Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2017 1:27 PM
To: Richard Fontana <font...@opensource.org>
Cc: J Lovejoy <opensou...@jilayne.com>; Smith, McCoy <mccoy.sm...@intel.com>;
Subject: RE: Your license: full name and identifier - BSD-2-Clause-Patent?
> From: Richard Fontana [mailto:font...@opensource.org]
> BSD+Patent is not the React license. React uses the 3-clause BSD
> license along with a patent license grant with some termination
> language in a separate file:
> https://github.com/facebook/react/blob/master/PATENTS (which has been
> controversial, in part because the scope of the termination is broader
> than what's seen in post-early-2000s open source licenses).
> BSD+Patent is based on 2-clause BSD along with a patent license grant
> that is influenced by language in the Apache License 2.0 and EPL 1.0,
> and it has no termination language.
Ah! Thanks so much for the clarification.
In that case, what *is* the SPDX license id or expression for the license used
by many widely-used Facebook projects, including React.js? If there isn't one,
we need one ASAP. It's widely-used *AND* subject to a lot of controversy, so a
lot of people (including me!) want to know what to look for...!
--- David A. Wheeler
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