2000.03.27 15:48 "Re: TIFF 7.0", by Tom Lane
TIFF, as an Aldus-Microsoft development, has always been the green-haired stepchild at Adobe, ever since they acquired Aldus (*). They've never known what to do with it, and I think secretly hope if they ignore it enough it will just go away.
I have heard a pretty credible rumor that TPTB within Adobe are sitting on the ready-to-go TIFF 7.0 spec for exactly that reason --- they want TIFF dead. They think it's competition for PDF, or something like that...
regards, tom lane
organizer, Independent JPEG Group