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Status: This license takes effect 13 May, 2015.
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This version: http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2015/copyright-software-and-document
Previous version: http://www.w3.org/Consortium/Legal/2002/copyright-software-20021231
This version makes clear that the license is applicable to both software and text, by changing the name and substituting “work” for instances of “software and its documentation.” It moves “notice of changes or modifications to the files” to the copyright notice, to make clear that the license is compatible with other liberal licenses.