The World Wide Web Consortium announced it has adopted a new Software and Document License.

The new license updates the process by which relicensed or unfinished software specifications are given permission for use by other developers and organizations. The new license is compatible with the GPL and permits copying and modification of an initial specification, as long as the revisions contain attribution and a reference to the original W3C document.

All the open specifications initially made available under the old W3C Software License will now be offered under the new Software and Document License. The current license can be found here.