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Version 5.0/March 29, 2011
As of March 29, 2011, the following KFS Use License is current. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation reserves the right to amend its KFS Use License from time to time as necessary in the judgment of its staff and directors to meet its goals. Please check this site periodically, and before any new use of the public-use data file, for the current KFS Use License. By downloading and using the Kauffman Firm Survey public-use data file, you agree to abide by the terms of this KFS Use License.
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