Open standards, especially open document formats, are essential tools for bridging digital divides and giving content creators control over their work. We would like to see governments, organisations and companies around the world switch to fully open and standardised file formats, freeing them from vendor lock-in and improving compatibility across multiple platforms and operating systems.
So, today we celebrate Document Freedom Day, an international day for spreading awareness about open standards and open document formats. You can help to spread the word by getting involved, using social media, and talking to public bodies about how the benefits of open standards. You can even help to prepare next year’s Document Freedom Day by organising events and giving presentations! See this page on the site for full details.