A unique collaboration, the veraPDF Consortium brings together an end user community and a software industry rooted in the principle of interoperability based on ISO standardized technology. The veraPDF consortium will generate an authoritative corpora of test files and execute the development of a purpose built implementation checker, associated policy checker optimized for the use of digital preservationists, and metadata fixer software. The veraPDF consortium’s end product will be an industry-supported conformance checking software for PDF/A-1, PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3 under GPLv3 or later and MPLv2 or later open source licenses together with a substantial and enthusiastic community supporting and extending the model.

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  • ​Instructions how to install and use the software: http://docs.verapdf.org/
  • ​veraPDF webinar: http://www.preforma-project.eu/verapdf-webinar.html
  • ​Presentation of the results of the design phase: download PDF
  • ​Functional and Technical specification: download PDF
  • ​Analysis of PDF/A Test Cases and Corpora: download PDF
  • ​Rule list is enforced by Sonar and can be found here: http://sonar.opf-labs.org/coding_rules#qprofile=java-verapdf-v0-1-87248%7Cactivation=true%7Clanguages=java


  • ​Accepted candidate conformance test files: ​https://github.com/veraPDF/veraPDF-corpus
  • ​Conformance test files under review by the PDF Association’s PDF Validation Technical Working Group: ​https://github.com/veraPDF/veraPDF-corpus/tree/staging
  • ​Policy test files will be available soon


  • ​veraPDF website: http://verapdf.org/
  • ​veraPDF blog: http://verapdf.org/news/
  • ​veraPDF Twitter: https://twitter.com/_verapdf
  • ​Email news list: http://verapdf.org/subscribe/


  • ​GitHub: https://github.com/verapdf
  • ​Development downloads: http://downloads.verapdf.org/dev/
  • ​Configuration management is handled by Jenkins and Artifactory. The Jenkins build pilpeline: http://jenkins.opf-labs.org/view/veraPDF-library-delivery/ places build artefacts here: http://artifactory.opf-labs.org/artifactory/webapp/browserepo.html?2
  • ​Continuous integration system: https://travis-ci.org/veraPDF
  • ​User mailing lists will be set up by December
  • ​The TWG’s mailing list is used by the industry PDF experts
  • ​Issue tracking on development for the libray project: https://github.com/veraPDF/veraPDF-library/issues
  • ​Conformance checker’s issue tracker: https://github.com/veraPDF/veraPDF-conformance-checker/issues
  • ​Roadmap: http://verapdf.org/roadmap/