PDF to become a “de jure” standard

Today Adobe has announced that the PDF 1.7 specification will be published to AIIM, the Enterprise Content Management Association, for the purpose of publication by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO).

Obviously, PDF is already a standard — everyone who is anyone uses it, but in standards parlance it is not an “Open Standard”, because Adobe help sole control of it until now. In other words, PDF is a “de facto” standard…but we want to go one step further and put PDF out as a proper standard.

You can read the press release here

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