Document Freedom Day 2008

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Document Freedom Day (DFD) is a global day for document liberation. It will be a day of grassroots effort to educate the public about the importance of Free Document Formats and Open Standards in general.

DFD's main goals are:

  • Promotion and adoption of free document formats
  • Forming a global network
  • Coordination of activities that happen on 26th of March, Document Freedom Day.

What is Document Freedom?

DFD2008 Celeberation

26th March,2008 was Document Freedom Day(DFDay). It was for the first time the world has celebrated this event. Roughly 200 teams from more than 60 countries worldwide were expected to organise local activities to raise awareness for Document Freedom and Open Standards.

In Madan Puraskar Pustakalaya (MPP), MPP/FOSS Nepal members marked this day by organizing an internal speech/talk program on DocumentFreedom and related topics like Open Standard. The speakers were: Mr. Laxmi Prasad Khatiwada and Mr. Prabin Gautam

The presentations included:

   * The concept of Document Freedom Day
   * Philosophy behind Free Document and Freedom
   * Open Standards
   * News update on adaptation of ODF
   * How Open Document/standards helps in existence of FOSS and vice-versa.
   * News about Document Standardization, ODF Alliance,  OOXML vote-outs, etc.
   * Interactive session

FOSS Nepal Community hope to celebrate/mark this day as grand one as Software Freedom Day(SFD) in coming years to go.