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Did you read the blog post?

His main concern is suddenly updating ~25% of all websites to "include" the React license.

Imagine Microsoft running a small WordPress site off in the distance somewhere that takes the Wordpress + React update. Tadaa, MS is now in theory bound by the FB patent clause.

He doesn't want to be responsible for the potential legal liability of encumbering 25% of the internet with a new license agreement.

Microsoft is already using React in public-facing stuff.

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