Document Freedom Day Is Coming

Thursday, 2008-March-20 at 10:02

Introducing Document Freedom Day

The first official announcement of the Document Freedom Day: Introducing the Document Freedom Day: “On 26 March 2008, the Document Freedom Day will provide a global rallying point for Document Liberation and Open Standards. It will literally give teams around the world the chance to “hoist the flag”: A ‘DFD Starter Pack’ containing a flag, t-shirt, leaflets and stickers is in preparation and is planned to be sent out in the first weeks of March to the first 100 teams that sign up. Sixteen teams already signed up during the preparation phase of the DFD prior to this release. Sign your team up now!”

The list of DFD supporters includes both the FSF and Google, along with IBM, the ODF Alliance, Open Forum Europe, Red Hat, and Sun.

What they don’t really specify is what DFD is really about. Is it a day to call your company CIO and lobby for true open standards in the software used at work? Is it a day to call and write your congressional representative? Should we unfurl large banners near major intersections?

I’m in favor of DFD and whatever else will promote true document freedom, but I sure hope they get some guidance on that site before the 26th.

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