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From Aled Sage <>
Subject Re: [VOTE] Release Apache Brooklyn 0.7.0-M2-incubating [rc0]
Date Tue, 11 Nov 2014 23:30:12 GMT
The file did start life as a copy of the default config file within the 
JBoss AS 7 install artifact. We then modified it. We would have reached 
pretty much the same final config file if we had approached it by taking 
the examples / code snippets from docs + blogs.

For MariaDB, I believe it was more written from doc snippets. It's a 
much smaller file that doesn't closely match the my.cnf in the default 


On 11/11/2014 22:58, Joe Brockmeier wrote:
> On 11/11/2014 04:47 PM, Aled Sage wrote:
>> Having reviewed those config files and the MariaDB / JBoss docs, I
>> believe there is a strong case for this being config that just matches
>> snippets from the docs, and examples that are readily available on a
>> myriad of blogs. Our template config files are similar to the default
>> files, but unsurprisingly the defaults match docs and thus match what
>> one would write for a basic deployment.
>> I therefore conclude that our version of the files are not (L)GPL
>> licensed, and that we should remove them from the NOTICE file.
>> *Mentors:* any comments?
> Sorry - are your files taken from the templates and slightly modified,
> or are they config files that simply happen to have similar sections to
> the defaults / documentation examples?
> We went through all these things with a fine-toothed comb for Apache
> CloudStack - possibly with even more caution than absolutely necessary -
> and we did wind up contacting several upstream maintainers to get a
> sign-off on their config files not being licensed under LGPL/GPL, etc.
> Best,
> jzb

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