DOCUMENT FREEDOM DAY (DFD) is a global day to celebrate Open Standards and Open Document Formats and is celebrated on the last Wednesday of March. DFD is aimed at technical and a non-technical audience. DFD also raises awareness for Open Standards and ensures communication is independent of software vendor and allows everyone to contribute to a better information society. The promotion of open access to document through the internet is an important step towards digital society. A country should be able to provide document in any format required and should make the information accessible for learning, research and development.
The Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE) is organising the 2015 Document Freedom Day (DFD) scheduled as follows:
Date: Wednesday March 25, 2015
Time: 9:00am - 11:00am
Venue: AITI-KACE premises opposite Council of State near Parliament House, Ridge - Accra.
Participants will be able to:
Organise or produce documents in formats that allow proper use, transfer and creativity
Use file-servers as an archiving tool for effective re-use of documents
Follow open standards and protocol for handling documents
Appreciate key issues in the acquisition of software
Resources that allow organisations to learn and use open software for producing open content for their work at no cost will be introduced to participants. This will translate into cost-savings for government and businesses particularly decreasing budget on software procurement and licenses, interoperability, easier integration and customisation leading to fewer barriers to reuse, and freedom from vendor lock in.
We look forward to a successful event while working together to develop Ghana's private and public sector.