The European Digital Reading Laboratory (EDRLab), recently established to host Readium Europe and IDPF Europe operations, has appointed Laurent Le Meur (@lmrlaurent) as its founding CTO. Laurent will take overall responsibility for day-to-day operations of the Lab as well as in setting strategic direction and coordinations with Readium Foundation, IDPF and other stakeholders in the global EPUB platform.
Ten candidates are running for three seats on the Readium Foundation Board of Directors. The ten candidates standing for election represent a wide range of Readium Foundation member organizations, from IT industry giants such as IBM and Deutsche Telekom to leading publishing industry solution providers, and hail from seven different countries in North America, Europe and Asia. This strong engagement reflects the continued growth of Readium.org as a global collaboration to promote the adoption of EPUB and the Open Web Platform for publishing via open source technology development.
Readium.org is pleased to announce that the “1.0” version of the Readium SDK has been released. With this release, the first version of the Readium SDK is essentially complete (hence the “1.0” label). Readium SDK is an open source library designed to support rendering of EPUB 2 and EPUB 3 content in native applications for mobile and desktop operating systems (integrating with each platform’s intrinsic browser engine).
June 16, 2014: Readium Foundation today announced major modifications to its membership terms and open source software licensing programs. Effective immediately, full membership in the Readium Foundation will be available to any organization or individual based on a sliding scale of dues starting at just $500 per year (for non-profits, individuals, and startups).