Today, March 27, marks the Document Freedom Day, a day when vindicate the use of open formats , open standards that facilitate not only access to information, also interoperability whatever software platform used.
Do not be confused
the name of this anniversary, as the Document Freedom Day goes beyond promoting the use of open office formats; covers any file likely to be shared , the typical office to multimedia documents (images, audio, video, etc.).
that is better understood, then I leave you with a testimony highlights:
People have gotten used to the idea that files can only be opened with the same program that created them, as if that were the natural state of things. And it was, long ago, in the dark ages … Today, a program that uses open standards to exchange data with any other program you want to use must be considered as defective as it crashes on startup.
– Federico Heinz, President, Fundación Vía Libre
open standards and freedom with ducumentos not only essential, its importance is more visible as time passes. Official documents and government websites to scientific or medical records files, the citizens of the digital age-or try to deal with dumentos-digital every day. It is crucial not only to ensure that you can easily do so without hindrance, but to prevent a dark future, providing the means to archive all that information.
– Marado Marcos, Vice-President of ANSOL
Open formats ensure that your valuable data will not become digital toxic waste with the next update to new software. Will the software you are using now in ten years? If not, be sure to use open standards to store your data.
– Karsten Gerloff, President, Free Software Foundation Europe
you know, today we make a little noise in social networks with this topic. Today we celebrate the accessibility of information and sensitize less informed about the use of open formats . In GNU / Linux, how could it be otherwise, we are the first-interested and disinterested-in to join it. Learn more.