Forbes has published the article Internet Consortium and Publishing Forum Voting to Merge by Ellen Duffer, Managing Editor at Ploughshares in Boston and Forbes Contributor on October 31st, 2016. Voting by the IDPF membership has commenced and is open through Nov 4, 2016.
IDPF Board Member and Secretary General of the LIA Foundation, Cristina Mussinelli, has prepared an article entitled IDPF and W3C:Technical Tests of Collaboration between Publishing and Web at TPAC 2016 for ALDUS: The European Bookfairs Network on the recent TPAC event in September.
Voting on a proposed “merger” of the IDPF with the World Wide Web consortium (W3C) by IDPF members is underway. On October 13, 2016 IDPF Board of Directors approved the proposed plan for submission to the members, with a recommendation that members vote to approve. The transactions would be expected to be completed by early 2017 (subject to the member vote as well as to final approvals by IDPF Board and the W3C Director).