Feb 1, 2022 – Berlin, Germany. As part of its ongoing commitment to the development and adoption of ISO-standardized PDF technology, Adobe, a Partner member of the PDF Association, has renewed its Standards Support Endowment for 2022. The endowment is being paid to PDF Association, Inc., the US sister organization of the German PDF Association, e.V. and the ANSI-appointed standards manager for ISO TC 171 SC 2.
The Standards Support Endowment supplements PDF Association membership dues to assist in maintaining and extending the organization's support for administration of ISO TC 171 SC 2, the home of ISO standards for PDF technology, and for the continuing development of improved and new ISO standards for PDF.
"The PDF Association is the focal point for the PDF technology community. Adobe's continuing endowment facilitates the current and future development of PDF and related standards by funding standards program operations in a manner that's fully transparent to all interested parties," said Leonard Rosenthol, Adobe’s Senior Principal Architect for PDF and a member of the PDF Association board.
"Adobe's endowment continues to allow the PDF Association to broaden and accelerate the development of many wide-ranging PDF specifications and ISO standards for PDF technology," said PDF Association CEO Duff Johnson. "Adobe's endowment allows the PDF Association to provide resources to help drive industry engagement in standards development, thereby sustaining awareness and adoption of ISO-standardized PDF technology," he said.
As in 2021, the value of Adobe's Standards Support Endowment in 2022 is $178,800. The endowment is not exclusive; other organizations may also endow PDF Association activities, which are overseen by the PDF Association's Board of Directors.
Any questions about Adobe's Standards Support Endowment should be directed to PDF Association CEO Duff Johnson.
The staff of the PDF Association are dedicated to delivering the information, services and value members have come to expect. Staff members of the PDF Association include: Alexandra Oettler (Editor), Betsy Fanning (Standards Director), Duff Johnson (Chief Executive Officer), Matthias Wagner (Operations Director), Peter Wyatt (Chief Technology Officer), Thomas Zellmann (PDF Evangelist).