The wording of the patent grant and exclusion is right there in the post. No version of the word ‘compete’ is in there; it’s the typical mutually-assured-destruction clause to preserve Facebook’s right to respond to a patent claim using its patents. (I’m not a lawyer or your lawyer, but you can read where it says “The license granted hereunder will terminate…” after the link.)
A comment by someone who says they work on React says Google lawyers were unhappy with a previous version of the patent grant, but Facebook revised it based on their feedback and teams at Google and MS are using it now.
This thing is sort of common with tech articles these days, a sensationalist title to bring in clicks, but more than less ,an overblown claim.
Its common in almost all news articles lately not just tech.
Not just lately.
…teams at Google and MS are using it now.
Oh. Huh. I thought all three companies were working on their own separate frameworks and trying to take over the world, rather than cooperating.
The fact that Google and Microsoft employees are prohibited from using react will certainly come as an unpleasant surprise to the Google and Microsoft employees using react. Do you think they’ll be fired or let off with a reprimand?