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OpenForum Europe supports Document Freedom Day

March 27 is the annual Document Freedom Day (DFD). This celebration aims to raise awareness of free document formats based on open standards and to promote their widespread adoption.

OpenForum Europe (OFE) has long been involved in the debate around open document standards for the promotion of genuine multi-vendor interoperability. Electronic communications have become a centrepiece of the way our society interacts, which is why it is crucial to ensure universal accessibility based on inclusive software and technologies.

“Compatible and freely exchangeable documents are fundamental to the development of a healthy, competitive IT market in which users can share data without fear of vendor lock-in,” said Graham Taylor, CEO of OFE. “While closed document formats stifle innovation, open document formats enable competitive choice to the IT user, encouraging wide ranging innovation,” he added.

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