Document Freedom Day
The Document Freedom Day is a global day of action. It was introduced to highlight the importance of open standards .
Idea and concept
Document Freedom Day is celebrated on the last Wednesday in March. On this day, awards are given to websites worldwide that offer open standards , especially machine-readable documents, as a rule. The winners are often presented with a cake marked Document Freedom Day . In 2012, the day was celebrated at around 50 locations around the world with various events.
In principle, for such an award it is necessary that the data of the award winners be published in open document formats. This is the prerequisite for making data available to the general public in the sense of open data . If used sensibly, open data can, for example, help to avoid traffic jams or help citizens to substantiate their concerns - such as increased noise or dust levels.
In 2011, the website tagesschau.de in Germany received an award from the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) because all video contributions were also offered in the open format Ogg Theora .
In 2012, the company 1 & 1 in Karlsruhe received an award for the automatic provision of the open standard XMPP (formerly Jabber ) in the mail offers.
In Berlin, in the presence of a representative of the FSFE, the Berlin parliamentary group Bündnis 90 / Die Grünen awarded the city of Vienna a cake. This was given to the Austrian ambassador, Ralph Scheide , and also bore the words “Vienna has the recipe”. This was justified with the Open Government Data Portal of the City of Vienna, which was activated in May 2011 and which contains extensive data from all administrative areas. The use of the data is standardized and simplified by the Creative Commons license.
The Wiener Standard is especially to be thanked for the commitment of the state parliament member Klaus Werner-Lobo , the chief information officer Johann Mittheisz and the city councilor Sandra Frauenberger. Other cities have set up an open data portal. In particular, Vienna's planned approach set the trend early on.
- Document Freedom (English)
- Open Data Portal Austria
- Side of the Free Software Foundation Europe (English)
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- ↑ documentfreedom.org
- ↑ fsfe.org (English)
- ↑ www.heise.de
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- ↑ www.wien.gv.at
- ↑ www.wien.gv.at