The release board set up by the EPO together with other interested parties for epoline® Online Filing has been extended to include the ePHOENIX project. The purpose of the release board is to ensure maximum possible international uniformity and harmonisation in the field of IP document management. The standing members of the board are made up of representatives from the EPO, USPTO, JPO and WIPO. The release board will assess all modifications for their compliance with the relevant international standards, including Annex F. Of these modifications, those approved by at least 75% of the standing members will be incorporated by the board into a new certified release, which will then be made available via the open source library, along with any other software versions submitted by interested parties. The release board will review all modifications to ensure their consistency with good programming practice and to identify any security ramifications.