[FSFE PR][SV] Document Freedom Day: 2013 Event registration now open

Free Software Foundation Europe press at fsfeurope.org
Tue Feb 26 16:20:18 CET 2013

= Document Freedom Day: 2013 Event registration now open =

[Read online: http://fsfe.org/news/2013/news-20130226-01.en.html ]

Today event registration opens for Document Freedom Day 2013, March
27th. Local teams can add details of their activities to
DocumentFreedom.org[1], and have them marked on the global campaign

Last week 50 promotional packs were dispatched to hackerspaces to kick
start event preparations. They contain posters, fliers, stickers, and
advice, including how to apply for financial support. Packs are now also
available to order online.

"Last year trail-blazing Open Standards advocates introduced thousands
of people to better standards" said Sam Tuke, Campaign Manager. "Teams
now have more resources at their disposal, and fresh ideas including
switching from Adobe Flash to HTML5 technologies".

"Markets for digital products such as audiobooks and cloud documents
have grown dramatically in recent months, but without Open Standards
customers are victims of vendor lock-in and anti-consumer market
control" said Erik Albers, Community Manager, Free Software Foundation

This year the campaign aims to have more events, in additional
locations. In 2012[3]groups of volunteers ran 54 events in 23 different
countries, including Brussels, Colombia, and Indonesia.

1. http://documentfreedom.org
2. http://www.documentfreedom.org/events/events.html
3. http://www.documentfreedom.org/news/2012/news-20120403-01.en.html

== About Document Freedom Day ==

   Document Freedom Day (DFD) campaigns to celebrate information
   accessibility and introduce non-technical audiences to Open Standards.
   Open Standards are a basic condition for freedom and choice in
   software; ensuring the freedom to access data, and the freedom to
   build Free Software to read and write information. Started in 2008,
   the campaign last year had 54 events worldwide. It will happen on 27th


== About the Free Software Foundation Europe ==

   The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) is a non-profit
   non-governmental organisation active in many European countries and
   involved in many global activities. Access to software determines
   participation in a digital society. To secure equal participation in
   the information age, as well as freedom of competition, the Free
   Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) pursues and is dedicated to the
   furthering of Free Software, defined by the freedoms to use, study,
   modify and copy. Founded in 2001, creating awareness for these issues,
   securing Free Software politically and legally, and giving people
   Freedom by supporting development of Free Software are central issues
   of the FSFE.


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