PDF/A-2, according to a news item from Luratech, has been finalized and will be published as a standard in early 2011. (But see the comments.) Some more information (PDF) is available from the PDF/A Competence Center. PDF/A-1, which is based on PDF 1.4, will continue to remain a valid standard. PDF/A-2 is based on ISO 32000-1, aka PDF 1.7.
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PDF/A-2 is NOT YET final.
It is currently still in the second DIS with comments from various countries that will need to be resolved at the next meeting in early December. Only once the comments has been resolved will we know if we will be able to ratify the standard at that time _OR_ we have to go through another round of review & comment.
It is unfortunate that companies such as LuraTech, who are not actually involved in the process, rush their press to market.
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