Duane Nickull of Adobe has just announced that they are bringing PDF fully to the open standards process via AIIM and ISO. This effort will unify all the subprojects around standardizing parts of PDF (like PDF A for archivists) and also allow others to fully participate and contribute their intellectual property.
Duane has the details and will be hosting the discussion. Needless to say, I think this is a very good move!
- Press Release: Adobe to Release PDF for Industry Standardization
- CNET: Adobe to send PDF to standards group
- DesktopLinux.com: PDF to become an open, ISO standard