Document Freedom Day 2010

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Document Freedom Day (DFD) is a global day for document liberation. It will be a day of grassroots effort to educate the public about the importance of Free Document Formats and Open Standards in general.

How to Contribute

If you want to take part of the DFD activities, please check the activity packages displayed at their official site. Make sure to check out with your local teams and join them in their current activities.

If you don't have a thorough knowledge of open documents or open standards, don't worry, you can always support the logistics of the events or volunteer with your camera or help out print out the flyers. Get in touch with your local teams and support them. supports the DFD

“The Document Freedom day is an event that remind us the importance of open standards and the need to push this idea into our current society. Also is a good excuse to organize, evaluate and constantly improve the standard.” — Alexandro Colorado, Español Community Manager
" has ever since supported open standards, and is one of the first and major adopters of the OpenDocument file format. Small and medium enterprises, governments and users around the world more and more recognize the importance of true open formats. They remove borders, prevent vendor-lockins and enable anyone to participate in our digital lives by lowering the barriers. supports the Document Freedom Day to make people aware that they have a choice, and that they should choose their future wisely." -- Florian Effenberger, Marketing Project Lead, community supports DFD

AMTRON DFD 2010 Assem Electronics Developement Corp. holds Document Freedom Day events and contest for children in schools utilizing in the class room.

Members of the Vietnamese community held a week long writing contest, which culminated on Document Freedom Day. Information (Vietnamese) can be found at Hanoi

Read what others say

Open Standards lie at the heart of the Internet and much of what has emerged to function on this global and growing platform. The essence of open standards is interoperability. Adoption of open standards leads to the interworking of competitive products. By any metric, open standards lower barriers to entry into existing markets and increase consumer choice.” — Vint Cerf, Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
“I know a smart business decision when I see one — choosing open standards is a very smart business decision indeed.” — Neelie Kroes, European Commissioner (Digital Agenda) OpenForum Europe, Brussels, 10th June 2008
“Over time, files that have been saved in closed formats tend to be less and less accessible to their creators. We prefer people to use modern and truly open formats like ODF whenever possible to ensure that they can continue to access and enjoy their work today and into the far future.” — Chris DiBona, Open Source Manager, Google
“True open standards are the key to deployer liberty. 'Libre' implementations of open standards - evolved in the open with every willing voice respected - are already at the heart of the new digital society and Document Freedom Day is to be welcomed as a celebration of the liberties we all need for our networked future.” — Simon Phipps, Free Software developer

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