2017.12.21 14:14 "[Tiff] Pull request to add ZStandard/ZSTD codec", by Even Rouault

2018.02.16 13:59 "Re: [Tiff] Pull request to add ZStandard/ZSTD codec", by Bob Friesenhahn

On Fri, 16 Feb 2018, rleigh@codelibre.net wrote:

Could I make a suggestion for something which might help? Have Adobe considered moving the tag registry into public source control such as github.com/adobe/tiff-tag-registry? This would allow for a pull request-based approach to propose and review new tags. You could even use github pages to automatically publish the tag registry documentation after merging. This would make the process more open and transparent, and might reduce the amount resources which Adobe requires for ongoing maintenance.

The amount of resources that Adobe might require are trivial since even a lowly secretary could accomplish this using a simple spreadsheet to keep track of assignments.

A best approach would be to lobby the IANA (https://www.iana.org/) to take over the libtiff tag registery since there are TIFF RFCs (1314, 2301, 2302, 2306, 3250, 3302) and the IANA already performs such functions for many other protocols and formats.

In order for this to work effectively, Adobe would need to assist to transfer the registry information to IANA.

Bob Friesenhahn
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GraphicsMagick Maintainer, http://www.GraphicsMagick.org/