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-Copyright (c) 2009 Zachary Voase
-
-Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person
-obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation
-files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without
-restriction, including without limitation the rights to use,
-copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
-copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
-Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following
-conditions:
-
-The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be
-included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
-
-THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
-EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES
-OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND
-NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT
-HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY,
-WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING
-FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR
-OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
+This is free and unencumbered software released into the public domain.
+
+Anyone is free to copy, modify, publish, use, compile, sell, or
+distribute this software, either in source code form or as a compiled
+binary, for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and by any
+means.
+
+In jurisdictions that recognize copyright laws, the author or authors
+of this software dedicate any and all copyright interest in the
+software to the public domain. We make this dedication for the benefit
+of the public at large and to the detriment of our heirs and
+successors. We intend this dedication to be an overt act of
+relinquishment in perpetuity of all present and future rights to this
+software under copyright law.
+
+THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
+EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF
+MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
+IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR
+OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE,
+ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR
+OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
+
+For more information, please refer to <http://unlicense.org/>
 
 ## License
 
-Markdoc is licensed under the following MIT/X11-style license:
+Markdoc is [public domain software](http://unlicense.org/).
 
     :::text
-    Copyright (c) 2009 Zachary Voase
-    
-    Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person
-    obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation
-    files (the "Software"), to deal in the Software without
-    restriction, including without limitation the rights to use,
-    copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell
-    copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the
-    Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following
-    conditions:
-    
-    The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be
-    included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.
-    
+    This is free and unencumbered software released into the public domain.
+
+    Anyone is free to copy, modify, publish, use, compile, sell, or
+    distribute this software, either in source code form or as a compiled
+    binary, for any purpose, commercial or non-commercial, and by any
+    means.
+
+    In jurisdictions that recognize copyright laws, the author or authors
+    of this software dedicate any and all copyright interest in the
+    software to the public domain. We make this dedication for the benefit
+    of the public at large and to the detriment of our heirs and
+    successors. We intend this dedication to be an overt act of
+    relinquishment in perpetuity of all present and future rights to this
+    software under copyright law.
+
     THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND,
-    EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES
-    OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND
-    NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT
-    HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY,
-    WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING
-    FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR
-    OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
+    EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF
+    MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT.
+    IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR
+    OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE,
+    ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR
+    OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.
+
+    For more information, please refer to <http://unlicense.org/>
 *   Add [Pygments][]-powered syntax highlighting to your Markdoc wiki with a
     single [configuration parameter][syntax-highlighting].
 
+*   Markdoc is [public domain software][licensing]. It will always be completely
+    free to use, and you can redistribute it (in part or in whole) under any
+    circumstances (open-source, proprietary or otherwise) with no attribution or
+    encumberances.
+
 [google analytics]: /ref/configuration#metadata
 [barebones]: /tips/barebones
 [pygments]: http://pygments.org/
 [syntax-highlighting]: /tips/syntax-highlighting
+[licensing]: /about#license
 
 
 ## Where do I start?

doc/internals/development.md

     |-- doc/
     |-- src/
     |-- test/
-    |-- LICENSE
+    |-- UNLICENSE
     |-- MANIFEST.in
     |-- README
     |-- REQUIREMENTS
 :   Markdoc’s tests (Python + Doctests) and nose configuration. [Nose][] is a 
     Python utility to automate and simplify running complex test suites.
 
-`LICENSE`
-:   The text of the MIT/X11 license under which Markdoc is released.
+`UNLICENSE`
+:   The text of the unlicense which designates Markdoc as public domain software.
 
 `MANIFEST.in`, `setup.py`, `distribute_setup.py`
 :   The necessary Python packaging machinery, so you can run
 
 ### Contributing
 
-If you’re interested in implementing a feature or extension for Markdoc, just fork the Bitbucket repository, work on the feature, commit your changes, then send me a pull request. If I like what you’ve done, I’ll pull your changes into the official Markdoc release and give you author credit. Note: you must be willing to release your changes under Markdoc’s [license][], which is a standard MIT/X11 license.
+If you’re interested in implementing a feature or extension for Markdoc, just fork the Bitbucket repository, work on the feature, commit your changes, then send me a pull request. If I like what you’ve done, I’ll pull your changes into the official Markdoc release and give you author credit.
 
-  [license]: http://bitbucket.org/zacharyvoase/markdoc/src/tip/LICENSE
+Remember that you must be willing to release your changes to the public domain. If you are submitting a non-trivial patch, take a look at [unlicense.org][unlicensing contributions] for detailed instructions; for now, you just need to agree to the following statement:
+
+  [unlicensing contributions]: http://unlicense.org/#unlicensing-contributions
+
+    :::text
+    I dedicate any and all copyright interest in this software to the
+    public domain. I make this dedication for the benefit of the public at
+    large and to the detriment of my heirs and successors. I intend this
+    dedication to be an overt act of relinquishment in perpetuity of all
+    present and future rights to this software under copyright law.