26 March 2008

Happy Document Freedom Day

Today is Document Freedom Day. So, why should we care?

In a world where records are increasingly kept in electronic form, Open Standards are crucial for valuable information to outlive the application in which it was initially generated. The question of Document Freedom has severe repercussions for freedom of choice, competition, markets and the sovereignty of countries and their governments.

In other words, document freedom is about your freedom: if your documents are in chains, so are you.

2 comments:

Roberto Galoppini said...

You're definitely right Glyn, still we have to sort out why the free document day it's only about ODF.. What's wrong with PDF, just to name another ISO approved standard greatly supported by many open source packages?

glyn moody said...

Yes, it's not a simple issue.Sorry about the delay...