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The importance of Document Freedom Day explained by Microsoft

Mar 31, 2010, 23:03 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Marco Fioretti)

[ Thanks to M. Fioretti for this link. ]

"March 31st, 2010, is "Document Freedom Day (DFD), a global day for document liberation". Local events have been organized all over the world to "educate the public about the importance of Free Document Formats and Open Standards in general".

"Indeed, Free as in Freedom file formats are essential in a world that depends so much on digital technology as ours: they are necessary to preserve our culture, our memory, our data and lots of our public money. If you want to know exactly why, you are welcome read any of these resources:

"the DFD pages about Open Standards and Open Document Formats

"the introduction to OpenDocument (ODF) by the ODF Fellowship (here on Stop) File formats, alphabets and public money: did you know that...

"my seminar on how file formats can favor (or hamper) innovation, active citizenship and really free markets

"These are only a few of the many resources that you can use to understand how important DFD is for you, even if, personally, you don't care at all about computers. The rest of this page, instead, explains how even a job offer from one of the greatest enemies of Document Freedom, Microsoft, proves the same point."

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