On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 11:40 PM, Andy Fitzsimon <andyf...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Reckon there's a frantion of a chance they make this an open
> unrestricted standard?

At some point in the future, if the format has become important enough to
the industry, most certainly.

Our philosophy at Adobe, with respect to file formats and standardization,
is that we will publish the details of file format specifications so that
others can read & write our formats.  All of our major formats, and most of
our minor ones, are documented in this fashion - SWF, IDML, Mars/PDFXML,
XMP, PSD, etc.

We will, however, maintain and advance them ourselves until such time as we
believe the format is mature enough for it to become an open international
standard as we did a few years ago with PDF.

Leonard Rosenthol
PDF Standards Architect
Adobe Systems
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