The IDPF/W3C merger is a change for the worse that must be stopped
This document outlines the “Save the IDPF. Save EPUB” committee’s plan for revitalizing the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). We are actively engaged in an effort to stop the proposed membership exchange (or “merger”) between the IDPF and the Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) and keep the IDPF going as an independent organization. This document provides a framework for doing just that. We recognize that the plan will be subject to review and approval by the Board of the IDPF, and that changes to the plan will be made. That said, our goal is to demonstrate that there is a way forward for a robust, independent IDPF. We will continue to refine the plan as time and circumstances permit.
This ten-point plan is focused on revitalizing the IDPF as a standalone industry organization.