FINAL EDIT — weeks after this article was published, Facebook changed their licensing model for React et al. to MIT. Open source activism works!

[EDIT — My argument is a cautionary one, I’ve made some edits in that direction. I am not a lawyer, but I argue that — as a startup — if I’d want to keep my doors open to any future outcome, offer, exit, proposal, FB’s OSS licenses may pose an obstacle under some circumstances.]

UPDATE 22nd August 15.10 BST — Here’s an update that discusses concepts, licenses, OSS communities, etc. It is a compilation of my thoughts following the massive amount of feedback I’ve received. Many things don’t add up, and Facebook has a lot of questions to answer.

Make sure you read this article next. That way you’ll get the full picture of where we stand.