Document Freedom Day (DFD) is a global day for document liberation. It is a worldwide event celebrating Open Standards and raising general awareness about the need for their adoption, and why it matters for society. DFD is actively redefining perceptions of Open Standards in media, public administration and educational institutions. Thanks to generous donations, in the last year we were able to:

  • Organise 42 events in 14 different countries around the world, ranging from Brazil and Mexico, to Greece and Portugal,
  • Coordinate an important talk at the European Parliament with multiple speakers, and
  • Raise the profile of pioneering users of Open Standards, such as German news website '', by awarding certificates and prizes in view of the press.

The DFD 2011 Germany prize went to a popular news website which provides its 1.4m daily visitors with current affairs videos in the Free video format Ogg Theora. The award was presented in Berlin, resulting in coverage in 8 national and international media outlets. The city of Munich received the European prize, for the use of Open Standards in its LiMux project.

At March 28th 2012 we will celebrate Document Freedom Day for the fourth time. We shall again organise more than 42 events, include countries that were previously not involved, and strenghten engagement with the public sector.

To make these plans a reality, we need your support as a partner of Document Freedom Day 2012! Talk with your friends/regional groups, and think about activities and events that you could organise to promote Open Standards. We would be happy to help you with ideas, prize-giving, and finding sponsors.

With your help we will be able to organise more events in 2012, and together we can raise awareness for Open Standards around the world.

At the moment we are coordinating our activities with international partners and sponsors. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more detailed information about partnership opportunities for Document Freedom Day 2012.