April 2015 – December 2016: Prototyping phase

PREFORMA awarded three of the six suppliers a contract for the prototyping phase in April 2015. veraPDF was successful in proceeding to phase 2 for the conformance checker for the PDF/A strand.

We are still in the early stages of development. We have been busy focusing on PDF/A validation fundamentals and establishing good working practices. You can find out more on our software page.

The verapdf.org website was launched in June 2015 in advance of the first public software release on 15 July 2015.

The DPC and OPF are running a briefing day on 15 July ‘Preserving Documents Forever: When is a PDF not a PDF?’. Participants at the briefing day will have a chance to find out what veraPDF plans to deliver over the coming years. More importantly they will also have an opportunity to contribute to its design by providing requirements and feedback.