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    Using the LGPL license in JBoss projects

    The LGP license is the most commonly used license among the JBoss projects. JBoss projects using the LGPL license must use the following header in the project source files:

     * JBoss, Home of Professional Open Source
     * Copyright ${year}, Red Hat, Inc. and/or its affiliates, and individual contributors
     * by the @authors tag. See the copyright.txt in the distribution for a
     * full listing of individual contributors.
     * This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
     * under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as
     * published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2.1 of
     * the License, or (at your option) any later version.
     * This software is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
     * but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
     * Lesser General Public License for more details.
     * You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public
     * License along with this software; if not, write to the Free
     * Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin St, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA
     * 02110-1301 USA, or see the FSF site:


    The distribution also needs to include a copy of the lgpl.txt in the distribution, typically under docs/licenses, as well as a copyright.txt describing the copyright and license terms as recommend in Common Distribution Structure Template. As a copyright.txt example, the following is used by the JBossAS project:

    The JBoss(R)* app server is Copyright 2000-${year}, Red Hat, Inc. and/or its affiliates,
    and individual contributors, and is licensed under the GNU LGPL.
    A summary of the individual contributors is given below.
    Any omission should be sent to
    CVS Login(s)            Name
    adrian,ejort            Adrian Brock
    * JBoss is a registered trademark of Red Hat, Inc.