IAU FITS Working Group Detailed History
The IAU FITS Working Group is established under IAU Commission 5. Below are the available Triannual Reports and the transactions of the Business Meetings that are held at each IAU General Assembly meeting (every 3 years). A few other available status reports of IAU FWG activities are also listed. The annual reports of the American Astronomical Society Working Group on Astronomical Software (available here) also summarize some of the activities of the IAU FWG.
2009 August - Rio de Juneiro, Brazil
The principal forum for FITS announcements and discussion is the FITSBITS email list, which is cross posted to the sci.astro.fits newsgroup. The IAU FITS Working Group also has a mail list for internal discussions.
Further general information about FITS may be obtained from the FITS Support Office web site.