1. HTMLWG preferred #HTML5 licenses: 31 MIT, 29 CC0, huge lead over W3C options: 6,11,7. http://j.mp/h5mc0 longURL: http://www.w3.org/2002/09/wbs/40318/html5-license-poll-v3/results I believe the support for MIT and/or CC0 licenses is even stronger than it looks as many of the W3C supporting answers stated arguments that have already been refuted. Will follow-up with a point by point blog post. Let's make open standards as open as possible which means using CC0 (the closest to international public domain we have) rather than bespoke licenses.