Celebrating information accessibility and raising awareness of Open Standards. Learn more.
Coordinators wanted : Celebrating Open Standards on 30th March
Your city can host Document Freedom Day (DFD) next March 30th as part of a global campaign to celebrate the importance of Open Standards and open document formats around the world.
We are looking for coordinators all over the globe to organize local activities! In our website you can find information about types of activities to organize, download artwork to print fliers, t-shirts, flags, and stickers.
Last year, 12 cities around the globe took part in the DFD. Our target for 2011 is to have 25 participating cities worldwide.
Activities such as reminding public bodies about open document formats, awarding prizes to organizations making exemplar use of Open Standards and conferences brought a deep insight about the sustainability of Open Standards matters in 2010.
If you are already planning an activity, please send us information about it so we can publish it at the events section of our website.
Join us to make Document Freedom Day even bigger this year!
For more information about the event, please have a look at documentfreedom.org.
Find out how to get involved.
Why Document Freedom Day?
An ever greater part of our communication moves into the digital world. In the digital society, Open Standards and open document formats provide us with the freedom to read and write. They are crucial to ensure our ability to exchange information, remain independent of software vendors, and keep our data accessible in the long term. Open Standards also make sure that we are able to communicate and work using Free Software.
What are Open Standards?
Open Standards are a common language that all computers can speak. They enable us to work and communicate using Free Software. They make it possible for developers to write Free Software applications that are compatible with other solutions, and allow users to migrate to Free Software solutions without losing access to their data.
What is the aim of the Campaign?
The campaign brings a message about Open Standards and document formats to a non-technical audience. Open Standards are a basic condition for freedom and choice in software. Document Freedom Day raises awareness for Open Standards and lets everyone contribute to a better information society. It's easy and fun to participate in Document Freedom Day, whether as a group or as an individual.
Document Freedom Day is coordinated by the Free Software Foundation Europe.
DFD Campaign Coordinator
Vice President, Free Software Foundation Europe
Email: weiden - at - fsfeurope - dot - org
Tel. +41 76 402 1866
DFD Campaign PR Coordinator
Email: vianna - at - fsfeurope - dot - org
Tel. +353 86 234 1911
President, Free Software Foundation Europe
Email: gerloff - at - fsfeurope - dot – org
Tel. +49 176 9690 4298