The PDF and Open Data Community Group has been launched:
PDF has had a reputation of being bad for ‘open data’, but there are already features of PDF that can be used for storing and retrieving data associated with parts of a PDF file, and more features coming in PDF 2.0.
A draft charter is being developed at https://github.com/masinter/pdf-data-cg-charter (although this will likely move into W3C space). We have proposed a breakout session at TPAC 2016 to finalize the charter.
This is a community initiative. This group was originally proposed on 2016-07-17 by Larry Masinter. The following people supported its creation: Larry Masinter, Rohan Thacker, Herb Jellinek, Mike Perlman, Abe Jellinek, Leonard Rosenthol. W3C’s hosting of this group does not imply endorsement of the activities.
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