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         T H E   C O I N   L I C E N S I N G   F A Q 
 
+        -1 .   S w i t c h    t o     B S D
+
+        Coin is now licensed under the 3-clause BSD license (see
+        COPYING). The remaining contents of this file is mostly
+        interesting for historical reasons.
 
         0 .   G e n e r a l    q u e s t i o n s
 

LICENSE.GPL

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 	FAQ \
 	FAQ.legal \
 	INSTALL.GNU \
-	LICENSE.GPL \
 	README.UNIX \
 	README.MACOSX \
 	README.WIN32 \
 	FAQ \
 	FAQ.legal \
 	INSTALL.GNU \
-	LICENSE.GPL \
 	README.UNIX \
 	README.MACOSX \
 	README.WIN32 \

build/coin.spec.in

 
 Coin is a retained mode 3D graphics rendering library based on
 OpenGL. It is implemented in C++ and simultaneously released as Free
-Software under the GNU General Public License ("GPL") and under a
-Professional Edition License for developers of proprietary
-software. The application programmer interface (API) is based on the
+Software under the 3-clause BSD license.
+The application programmer interface (API) is based on the
 API of Open Inventor, the de facto standard 3D graphics library for
 complex visualization purposes.
 

build/msvc6/coin4.dsp

 # End Source File
 # Begin Source File
 
-SOURCE=..\..\LICENSE.GPL
-# End Source File
-# Begin Source File
-
 SOURCE=..\..\COPYING
 # End Source File
 # Begin Source File

build/msvc7/coin4.vcproj

 				RelativePath="..\..\COPYING">
 			</File>
 			<File
-				RelativePath="..\..\LICENSE.GPL">
-			</File>
-			<File
 				RelativePath="..\..\NEWS">
 			</File>
 			<File

build/msvc8/coin4.vcproj

 				>
 			</File>
 			<File
-				RelativePath="..\..\LICENSE.GPL"
-				>
-			</File>
-			<File
 				RelativePath="..\..\NEWS"
 				>
 			</File>

build/msvc9/coin4.vcproj

 				>
 			</File>
 			<File
-				RelativePath="..\..\LICENSE.GPL"
-				>
-			</File>
-			<File
 				RelativePath="..\..\NEWS"
 				>
 			</File>
 
 # List of files that should be entered into the "Documents" project file
 # group if they exist.
-@docfiles = ("README", "README.WIN32", "NEWS", "RELNOTES", "LICENSE.GPL",
+@docfiles = ("README", "README.WIN32", "NEWS", "RELNOTES",
              "COPYING", "THANKS", "ChangeLog");
 
 ############################################################################

packaging/debian/copyright.in

 with guidance from Steve M. Robbins <smr@debian.org>
 on @RFC822_DATE@.
 
-This software is copyright (C) by Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies.
+This software is copyright (C) by Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies AS
 You are free to distribute this software under the terms of the
-GNU General Public License v2.
+3-clause BSD license.
 
 On Debian systems, the full text of the license can be found in
-the file /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.
+the file /usr/share/common-licenses/BSD.
 
 The debianized source archive for Coin is built from the standard
 source distribution of Coin by running "make debian-packages" in

Binary file modified.

-{\rtf1\mac\ansicpg10000\cocoartf102
-{\fonttbl\f0\fnil\fcharset80 AppleGothic;\f1\fswiss\fcharset77 Helvetica;}
+{\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\cocoartf1038\cocoasubrtf360
+{\fonttbl\f0\fnil\fcharset129 AppleGothic;\f1\fswiss\fcharset0 Helvetica;}
 {\colortbl;\red255\green255\blue255;}
-\margl1440\margr1440\vieww10680\viewh10860\viewkind0
+\paperw12240\paperh15840\margl1440\margr1440\vieww10680\viewh10860\viewkind0
 \pard\tx1440\tx2880\tx4320\tx5760\tx7200\ql\qnatural
 
-\f0\fs20 \cf0 Coin is Free Software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License ("GPL") version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation. See http://source.coin3d.org/Coin/LICENSE.GPL.\
+\f0\fs20 \cf0 Coin is Free Software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the 3-clause BSD license.\
 \
-For using Coin with software that can not be combined with the GNU GPL, and for taking advantage of the additional benefits of our support services, please contact Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies about acquiring a Coin Professional Edition License.  See http://www.coin3d.org/mac/ for more information.\
+See http://www.coin3d.org/mac/ for more information.\
 \pard\tx1440\tx2880\tx4320\tx5760\tx7200\ql\qnatural
 
 \f1\fs24 \cf0 \
                           
 \fs28 \
 \
-}
+}

packaging/macosx/coin.info.template.in

    make install -j 3
    mv %i/share/man/man3/threads.3 %i/share/man/man3/coin-threads.3 
 <<
-DocFiles: AUTHORS COPYING NEWS README FAQ FAQ.legal INSTALL LICENSE.GPL README.MACOSX README.VRML97 RELNOTES THANKS
+DocFiles: AUTHORS COPYING NEWS README FAQ FAQ.legal INSTALL README.MACOSX README.VRML97 RELNOTES THANKS
 Description: 3D graphics library with Open Inventor and VRML97 support
 DescDetail: <<
 Coin is an OpenGL-based, retain-mode 3D graphics library that implements
 the Open Inventor 2.1 API. It also includes support for VRML97 and 3D audio.
 For more information on Coin, see http://www.coin3d.org/.
 <<
-License: GPL
+License: BSD
 Homepage: http://www.coin3d.org/
 Maintainer: Kurt Schwehr <kurt@etool.com>
 

packaging/redhat/coin.spec.in

 Version: @PACKAGE_VERSION@
 Release: 1
 
-Copyright: GNU General Public License V2 (GPL)
+Copyright: BSD
 Group: Development/Libraries
 URL: http://doc.coin3d.org/Coin/
 Vendor: http://www.sim.no/
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