In October 2014 the PDF Association and Open Preservation Foundation (lead partners in the veraPDF consortium) won phase 1 of the PREFORMA contract to design and develop an industry-supported open-source PDF/A validator.
The PDF Validation TWG (PDF Association members only) is the unit of the PDF Association directly associated with the veraPDF consortium project. This organization, which includes many PDF Association members in its mailing list, will conduct monthly teleconference meetings to review milestones, ask questions and discuss concerns. The TWG will perform an oversight function for veraPDF, reviewing test files and performing acceptance testing.
Phase 1 concluded at the end of March. PREFORMA has now awarded Phase 2, prototype development, to the veraPDF consortium, as discussed in its blog-post kicking off phase 2.
Duff Johnson, PDF Association Executive Director, administers the PDF Associations activities pertaining to the VeraPDF consortium. Please contact Duff with any questions.
Duff serves the PDF industry as ISO Project co-Leader and US TAG chair for both ISO 32000 (the PDF specification) and ISO 14289 (PDF/UA). As Executive Director of the PDF Association, Duff coordinates several working groups, speaks at a wide variety of industry events and promotes the advancement and adoption of PDF technology worldwide. An independent consultant, Duff Johnson is a veteran …