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The PDF format

While Adobe publishes the specification for PDF (portable document format) documents, allowing others to write software that creates and reads PDF documents, there is concern that the specification in not truly open. The first two links below give information about the PDF/A long-term preservation format. The third item is a short note about why the published Adobe standard is not truly open.

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