"Free your documents, save your information!
"Will you be able to read your documents 20 years from now?
Every day, millions of computer users like you edit text and
spreadsheets, take pictures and record audio and video. What if you
couldn't read your private letters anymore, or even open that album
with pictures from your honeymoon? What if you couldn't exchange
those files with friends, because the software used by each one of
you can't talk to each other? To help you make your documents
future-proof, we celebrate Document Freedom Day on March 31.
"Any person can save documents in open document formats, which
are based on Open Standards, and be sure that people will be able
to read those files, independently of the software they use. Anyone
can build applications that read and write files in these formats.
The Internet was built upon Open Standards, and that's why you see
so much innovation online.
"On Document Freedom Day, we will raise awareness for Open
Document Formats and Open Standards by organizing activities all
over the world together with partner organizations and
"During the whole month of March, we will spread the word on
open document formats and Open Standards. We will publish
information, talk to the press, tell our friends about it, and
spread the DFD logo all over the Internet."