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Under pressure from organizations such as the Apache Software Foundation, Facebook is changing the licensing of its open source React JavaScript UI library to one considered less risky for developers.Beginning with next weekrsquo;s React 16 release, React will be licensed under the MIT open source license.

A point release of React 15 also will be offered next week based on the MIT license.[ Also on InfoWorld: 6 best JavaScript IDEs and 10 best JavaScript editors. | Keep up with hot topics in programming with InfoWorldrsquo;s App Dev Report newsletter. ]That change in license removes a controversial term in the BSD + Patents license that Facebook had been using for React.

The BSD + Patent license stipulates that anyone using software released under it loses the license if they sue Facebook for patent infringement.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Maybe you want to avoid burning up a bunch of cash on Databricks, the cloud-based Spark machine learning and analytics platform. Or maybe you need a data source or language it doesn't support. Or maybe you're just more of an open source or roll-your...
The security week in review Roundup  As ever, it's been a doozy of a week for cybersecurity, or lack thereof.

The Equifax saga just keeps giving, the SEC admitted it was thoroughly pwned, and Slack doesn't bother to sign its Linux versions. We do spoil you so, Reg readers.

And that was only yesterday. Here's the rest of the week's shenanigans we didn't get round to.…
Attackers likely spent months escalating their intrusion into Equifax's network.
Optionsbleed is especially threatening for people in shared hosting environments.
The risks surrounding the latest Apache bug, called Optionsbleed, are limited given it can only be attacked under certain conditions.

Apache, and many Linux distributions, have patched the flaw.
The credit reporting agency confirms that it was a known vulnerability in the Apache Struts framework that enabled attackers to steal information.
Company tried to find and patch vulnerable systems, but we know what happened next Equifax's chief information officer and chief security officer “are retiringrdquo; and the company has admitted it knew Apache Struts needed patching in March, but looks to have fluffed attempts to secure the software.…
Apache Solr is an open source search engine at heart, but it is much more than that.
It is a NoSQL database with transactional support.
It is a document database that offers SQL support and executes it in a distributed manner.Previously, Irsquo;ve shown younbsp;how to create and load a collection into Solr; you can load that collection now if you hadnrsquo;t done it previously. (Full disclosure: I work for Lucidworks, which employs many of the key contributors to the Solr project.)To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here
Credit bureau held card data for transactions dating back to November 2016.
Apache Struts flaw was known to be critical and should have been addressed, security researchers say.
Equifax divulged on Wednesday that the culprit behind this summer's breach of 143 million Americans was an Apache Struts vulnerability, CVE-2017-5638, patched back in March.