VRS follows Semantic Versioning 2.0. For a version number MAJOR.MINOR.PATCH:
MAJOR version is incremented for incompatible API changes.
MINOR version is incremented for new, backwards-compatible functionality. For VRS, this means changes that add support for new types of variation or extend existing types.
PATCH version is incremented for bug fixes. For VRS, examples are clarifications of documentation and bug fixes on property constraints. No changes to information models will occur in PATCH releases.
All planned work The VRS Roadmap for upcoming developments. All currently planned work will be MINOR updates according to the guidelines above.