Update on Potential Combination of IDPF with W3C

August 9, 2016

On May 10, IDPF and W3C announced that we were jointly exploring the potential to combine our organizations to accelerate EPUB adoption and advance publishing technologies for the overall Open Web Platform. Since the announcement, both organizations have received significant feedback from members and industry stakeholders, which we are in the process of evaluating and considering with regard to specifics of a prospective combination. IDPF has already organized several webinars and meetings to discuss the combination with our members, and we currently expect to communicate to members within the coming month to respond more holistically to member feedback and announce next steps on the prospective combination.  Meanwhile, additional member feedback is welcome: email comments to idpf-board@googlegroups.com

As previously announced, IDPF is co-organizing a Publishing Community Meeting on September 22 during W3C TPAC week. The agenda is now available and the advance registration discount is available through  Sep. 2 IDPF members who register for the Publishing Community Meeting are also invited to participate in other TPAC 2016 activities. For members who wish to learn more about the W3C and its work, this is an excellent opportunity to do so.

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