Thursday, July 3, 2008

General: IOS makes PDF ISO32000-1

Not 'Techo:' because this potentially affects everyone.
The PDF format is no longer Adobe's, it belongs to all of us.

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PDF is now ISO 32000-1, an international standard

It mentions -
"The next version of Microsoft Office, still called "Office 14," will support by user-chosen defaults at least two published international standard document formats. But at least for now, neither of them was Microsoft's to begin with."

And ISO Secretary-General Alan Bryden clarifies -
"The standard will benefit both software developers and users by encouraging the propagation and dissemination of a common technology that cuts across systems and is designed for long term survival,"

Here's hoping we can soon wave goodbye to proprietary formats holding hostage historic documents of all forms.

3 comments:

Shuni said...

Paul

I vote 'y' for making things public, but not necesarily free!

I also vote 'N', that is 'No" or is that "definately No" to this new syndicated NN scheme of yours. I much prefered the old system of you sending out posts. I am of course lazy and should embrace the new way of doing things as it allows all of us to get involved, by posting back stuff like I'm doing here. But I like being lazy and I like my mail app notifying me that I have a little parcel of knowledge sent directly to me from a wise nice person :-)

Shuni

David said...

I agree with Shuni, without and email "push" it's too easy to forget to look.

I must add you site to my list of sites to open in tabs on Firefox.

David

UnderLord said...

Gee guys, you must like doing things the hard way!
Didn't you spot that I enabled RSS feeds on the blog, subscribe and you will be notified when new articles arrive, easy! :-)