Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Facebook modifies patent grant

After widespread criticism of the termination language in its patent grant, Facebook has removed the worst excesses.

Late Friday, Facebook announced it's finally giving in to pressure from the open source community and fixed its open source patent grant. While most people felt the intent was good and welcomed the original version of the grant, it was worded in such a way as to give Facebook a significant legal advantage in any open source community where it was the initiator.

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