At a recent meeting, the International Organization for Standardisation (ISO) voted to approve Adobe’s PDF as an international document format standard. The vote was passed with 13-to-one in favour and PDF is set to become the ISO 32000 Standard. As a result, Adobe will no longer have sole control over what is already the de facto standard for sharing, editing and commenting on documents between multiple platforms. ‘Adobe will be just one of many implementers of that standard. Adobe expects to participate on the ISO committees determining changes that should be included in a revised standard,’ said James King, a senior principle scientist and PDF architect at Adobe.
I'm just pleased ISO have given PDF an easy to remember standard number ISO32000 rolls off the tongue!