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Alex Rudenko

I think React Native has less adoption and fewer apps in production compared with React, so far fewer people care. Also, I got an impression, that licensing problem was significant mostly to other open-source and free projects which used React. I think ordinary commercial companies were less concerned.

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Brian Rinaldi Author

I agree with you partially on your first point. React Native is likely to be a subset of React users - though, anecdotally, I have read about and heard from many places that are adopting it without having been prior React users.

On the second point though, I disagree. Places like the Apache Foundation largely brought the issue to light, but there were tons of stories of enterprises were reconsidering their adoption - enough to push an initially hesitant Facebook to relicense the software under MIT.

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Alex Rudenko

Have you seen this news twitter.com/reactjs/status/9646890... ?

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Brian Rinaldi Author

Yes. That is great news for React fans. To reiterate, though, I wasn't so much taking issue with the license than, just using it to illustrate that it didn't seem most developers using it even realized this.