Celebrating information accessibility and raising awareness of Open Standards.
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 Open Document Formats and
Open Standards in general.
Complementary to Software Freedom Day, we aim to have local teams all over
the world organise events on the last Wednesday of March. This is the forth
year that Document Freedom Day is happening, and we are again looking for
people around the world who are willing to join the effort.
DFD's main goals are:
- promotion and adoption of free document formats
- forming a global network
- coordination of activities that happen on last Wednesday of March, Document Freedom Day
Once a year, we will celebrate Document Freedom Day as a global community.
Between those days, DFD will be focused on facilitating community action and
building awareness for issues of Document Freedom and Open Standards. We hope
that you will join the DFD community.
Over the following 24 hours Open Standards will be celebrated to the ends of the earth. The Document Freedom Day campaign for interoperability is being enacted from Tokyo to Rio, and Birmingham to Taipei. 41 Events are taking place in 18 countries so far.
The OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF) has been awarded the Document Freedom Day UK Award for pioneering work on emerging standards at a ceremony in Birmingham. OSMF representatives attended the ceremony at the Friends of the Earth building, where Brian Prangle, long term OpenStreetMap contributor, received the award from Anna Morris on behalf of the Document Freedom Day campaign for Open Standards.
Look out for a new article each day by Linux Graphics Magazine next week to celebrate Document Freedom Day. The print publication uses Free Software for it's own graphics and layout, and Open Standard formats for distribution, regularly covers new tools and filetypes within it's pages.
Posters, stickers, leaflets and fliers are all
included in the free promotional packs that are
available for ordering in the Document Freedom Day
store now. With only two weeks remaining until
the day itself, now is the time to place your order.
Machinery, the development company providing commons related
services, has joined Document Freedom Day 2014 as a sponsor.
There are many ways to get involved on DFD 2011. You can help by:
- Putting a banner
on your website
- Writing a blog post
- Organising an event at your city
- Helping the campaign
Are you organising an event?
Subscribe to our coordination mailing list!
Please send us information about your event!
Email us what, when, where,
who to contact and link to your activity!
If you like the Document Feedom Day campaign, consider donating to its
organiser: the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE).
You can contribute by all means of payment accepted by PayPal. PayPal
does not have setup charges, monthly charges, or gateway fees, it
does however take 1.9% + $0.30 USD of each transaction.
Please select how much you wish to contribute