2021.09.30 19:41 "Re: [Tiff] Adobe is in full control of the TIFF standard (email thread with Scott Foshee): FYI", by Bob Friesenhahn
First off, Scott, as a member of this mailing list, I (as an employee of Adobe) was privy to your entire message – oops 😉.
Bob, the only thing that I would correct you on, was that (as I mentioned in a previous message) at least three Adobe employees were present for the BigTIFF discussions that took place on this mailing list – myself being one of them.
Absolutely, there were Adobe employees on the list, involved in discussion, and positive about it. They did not write the specification though (as far as I am aware).
The history is all available via the tiff mailing list records. If some public history is missing, I am sure that I can find it.
Unfortunately, Adobe's business interest in the TIFF format waned. Chris Cox's draft specification for TIFF floating point formats (and sample files) was the last contribution that I can recall and it was never made official.
The Adobe members of the list have been helpful to TIFF as much as Adobe's business interests and policies allowed.
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