|10-26-2009, 06:42 PM||#16|
Join Date: Oct 2008
Device: never enough
The article says "The ePUB standard, developed by Adobe.." which is not a fact, and the writer did not get it right.
They did not develop the ePub standard. This isn't a matter of semantics, it is a matter of proper credit and attribution, and laziness/lack of research on the part of the Engadget writer.
|10-26-2009, 07:32 PM||#17|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: London, Ontario, Canada
Device: Sony PRS-300
I seem to recall recently reading an article in a Canadian newspaper that EPUB was developed by IDPF, which is a digital publishing organization located in Toronto, Canada.
That said, I don't doubt for a minute that Adobe didn't have substantial say (or at least influence) in the development of the format.
|10-26-2009, 07:36 PM||#18|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: iPod Touch
I find engadget to be better than sites like PC world who usually post whatever drivel drives web traffic (usually mac vs pc articles)
|10-26-2009, 08:54 PM||#19|
New York Editor
Join Date: Aug 2007
Device: Tapwave Zodiac 2, Fujitsu Lifebook p2110 w/ FBReader
The IDPF home page is here: http://www.openebook.org/
The member list is here: http://www.openebook.org/membership/currentmembers.asp
Adobe is a corporate member, and has a lot of clout in the industry and influence over what IDPF produces.
EPUB is an outgrowth of the Open eBook Publication Structure or "OEB", originally produced in 1999.
My impression is that Adobe was a major driver behind the changes that resulted in EPUB, but I can't document it.
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