Wednesday Mar 25, 2009

Second Annual Document Freedom Day (2009)

Document Freedom

Today the world is celebrating the second annual Document Freedom Day. As a community we have a lot to celebrate and recognize.

  • It is becoming politically acceptable for organizations everywhere to standardize on OpenDocument Format (ODF) for their documents.
  • Microsoft is expected to release information any day now regarding their support of ODF in their latest office suite (and with the ODF plug-in already freely available for their older versions).
About the Document Freedom Day
The Document Freedom Day (DFD) is a global day for Document Liberation with roughly 250 active teams worldwide. It is a day of grassroots effort around the world to promote and build awareness for the relevance of Free Document Formats in particular and Open Standards in general.

Document Freedom Day is supported by a large group of organizations and individuals, including, but not limited to ANSOL, Ars Aperta, BrOffice.org, COSS, Esoma, Estándares Abiertos, FFII, Free Knowledge Foundation, Free Software Foundation, Free Software Foundation Europe, Free Software Foundation Latin America, Funambol, Google, IBM, NLnet, ODF Alliance, Open Forum Europe, Open Source Initiative (OSI), Opentia, OSL, iMatix, Red Hat, Sun, The Open Learning Centre. Click here to see a list of DFD Teams.

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