It seemed that creating production level XSLT stylesheets that convert DocBook into ePub would help publishers who adopt ePub as their eBook format. Of course we’re developing the stylesheets as part of the open-source DocBook XSL stylesheets, which gives anyone using an existing distribution an easy migration path.
So Adobe is donating my time to help with this task. Of course I’m not the only one involved, Keith Fahlgren (over at O’Reilly Media) is also contributing. There’s also the help and guidance from the docbook-apps discussion list. And there’s always room for review and feedback.