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From Sally Khudairi ...@apache.org>
Subject Apache™ PDFBox™ named an Open Source Partner Organization of the PDF Association
Date Tue, 03 Feb 2015 08:57:45 GMT
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Liaison helps enterprise users benefit from enhanced PDF technology and serves as a foundation
to other software applications. 

Forrest Hill, MD —03 February 2015— Apache PDFBox™, a Top-Level Project of The Apache
Software Foundation, today announced the project has been named as a Partner Organization
of the PDF Association. 

The Apache PDFBox™ library is an Open Source Java tool for working with Portable Document
Format (PDF) documents. It allows for the creation of new PDF documents, manipulation, rendering,
signing of existing documents and the ability to extract content from documents. Apache PDFBox
also includes several command line utilities. 

"We are proud to be recognized by the PDF Association as a driver of ISO-­standardized PDF
technology for electronic documents," said Andreas Lehmkühler, Vice President of Apache PDFBox.
"Our liaison will help further strengthen the development of Apache PDFBox by providing access
to knowledge and resources around PDF technology." 
PDF was first released by Adobe Systems in 1993, became an ISO International Standard - ISO
32000-1 in 2008. 

Founded in 2006, the PDF Association (http://www.pdfa.org/) is an international organization
promoting awareness and adoption of open standards in digital document applications using
PDF technology. The association facilitates education, networking, communication, and sharing
of expertise and experience with interested parties worldwide. It offers its membership of
over 150 enterprises and individual subject-matter experts from more than 20 countries direct
contact with PDF technology experts and access to documents from ISO working groups, including
release candidates for PDF upcoming standards.

The PDF Association's Partner Organizations are international associations concerned with
document management, enterprise content management, long-term archiving and accessibility.
Apache PDFBox the PDF Association's first Open Source Partner Organization. The PDF Association
delivers vital information about implementing PDF technology to software developers and IT
decision makers, and helps document management and ECM implementers understand and leverage
ISO-standardized PDF technology. In turn, enterprise systems implementers and end-users benefit
from enhanced PDF technology. 

"With Apache PDFBox, the first Open Source organization is joining our Association," said
Thomas Zellmann, Managing Director of the PDF Association. "This is our contribution to support
the growth of freely available PDF solutions and their functionality to further expand the
market penetration of the PDF standard." 

"Being part of the PDF Association recognizes our commitment to making ISO standardized electronic
document technology easily available by leveraging Apache PDFBox as a foundation for other
software applications," added Lehmkühler. 

About Apache PDFBox 
The Apache PDFBox™ library is an Open Source Java tool that allows users to create new PDF
documents, manipulate existing documents, extract content, digitally sign, print, and validate
files against the PDF/A-1b standard. It also includes several command line utilities, including
encrypt, decrypt, overlay, debugger, merger, PDFToImage, and TextToPDF. Apache PDFBox software
is released under the Apache License v2.0, and is overseen by a self-selected volunteer team
of active contributors to the project. A Project Management Committee (PMC) guides the Project's
day-to-day operations, including community development and product releases. For downloads,
documentation, and ways to become involved with Apache PDFBox, visit http://pdfbox.apache.org/

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