Bug 221261 - Mk/bsd.licenses.db.mk: Add license for Facebook's PATENTS grant v2
Summary: Mk/bsd.licenses.db.mk: Add license for Facebook's PATENTS grant v2
Status: Open
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Ports Framework (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: freebsd-ports-bugs (Nobody)
Keywords: feature, patch
Depends on:
Blocks: 221262
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Reported: 2017-08-05 23:43 UTC by VK
Modified: 2017-12-05 21:49 UTC (History)
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Add Facebook's PATENTS v2 license (638 bytes, patch)
2017-08-05 23:43 UTC, VK
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Description VK freebsd_triage 2017-08-05 23:43:19 UTC
Created attachment 185067 [details]
Add Facebook's PATENTS v2 license

I believe we'd need to have Facebook's PATENTS grant as a license in ports. There's been some fuss about it with Apache Foundation banning all software licensed with it, like React.js. More info on teh subject:

* https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/LEGAL-303


* http://perens.com/blog/2017/07/19/what-the-apache-facebook-reactos-issue-means-to-companies/

We have archivers/zstd that only lists BSD2CLAUSE, but imho that's incomplete, or at least not really BSD since there are additional restrictions (I'll be filing a separate bug that adds this). ZSTD in the base contains the PATENTS grant, though:

* https://svnweb.freebsd.org/base/head/contrib/zstd/PATENTS?view=log

Attached is a patch that adds the license for ports.
Comment 1 VK freebsd_triage 2017-08-06 00:58:45 UTC
I found a few more ports with the same additional Facebook PATENTS v2 restriction:

* devel/fb-adb: BSD3CLAUSE + PATENT
* devel/ds2: NCSA + PATENT
* sysutils/osquery: BSD3CLAUSE + PATENT