Tools to celebrate Document Freedom Day

ODF LogoYou’ve probably heard of the campaign to Free Tibet in recent days. But did you also know that today is Document Freedom Day when more than 200 teams from 60 countries around the world are organizing activities to promote Document Freedom and Open Standards. According to the organization:

Document Freedom Day (DFD) is a global day for document liberation. It will be a day of grassroots effort to educate the public about the importance of Free Document Formats and Open Standards in general. Complementary to Software Freedom Day, we aim to have local teams all over the world organizing events on the last Wednesday of March. 2008 is the first year that Document Freedom Day is being called for, and we are looking for people around the world who are willing to join the effort.

If you missed the celebrations in your country, it’s still not too late to get into the spirit of things with these excellent open source document creation apps:

OpenOffice
– If Document Freedom Day had a patron saint, this program would be it

Google Docs – Free and always available anytime, anyplace, anywhere

PDF-XChange Viewer – View and edit PDF documents without touching Adobe software

Portable Scribus – Can’t afford Quark or Publisher? This is an excellent free Desktop Publisher

OxygenOffice Pro
– Basically a fancier version of Open Office with lots of cool enhancements

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