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DFD 2103 registration opens

Today event registration opens for Document Freedom Day 2013 which will be held on Wednesday, 27th March. Local event teams can add details of their activities to the Document Freedom website and have them marked on the global campaign map.

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.

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“Last year trail-blazing Open Standards advocates introduced thousands of people to better standards,” said DFD Campaign Manager Sam Tuke. “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 audio-books 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 at the Free Software Foundation Europe.

This year the DFD campaign aims to have more events in more locations. In 2012 groups of volunteers ran 54 DFD events in 23 different countries, including Belgium, Colombia and Indonesia.