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Interestingly, Facebook did remove its PATENTS clause on another project they have recently - zstd - https://github.com/facebook/zstd/pull/801

They dual licensed under BSD and GPLv2: https://github.com/facebook/zstd/issues/335#issuecomment-323...

I expect they did a thorough analysis to work out if any of it was either already patented, or patentable. That doesn't mean they don't have patents though.

Oh that's awesome. I had been wondering about zstd!

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