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ConsortiumInfo: Adobe to Contribute Entire PDF Specification to AIIM-ISO

Jan 29, 2007, 15:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Andy Updegrove)

"The most interesting email in my in tray this morning came from Adobe's Duane Nickull, pointing me back to his blog--and to the announcement that Adobe is contributing the entire PDF specification to the open standards process. According to the Adobe press release (reproduced in full at the end of this post), the specification will be contributed to AIIM, which currently administers those component parts of the PDF specification that Adobe had previously made available for standardization. When AIIM has completed the preparation work and its membership has adopted the new material, it will be submitted to ISO.

"Why now? According to Duane's blog:

"PDF has reached a point in it's maturity cycle where maintaining it in an open standards manner is the next logical step in evolution..."

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