Howdy all, Last week, the Document Liberation Project announced their existence.
===== The Document Liberation Project is a home for the growing community of developers united to free users from vendor lock-in of content. […] What happens when not just an individual, but an entire organization such as a government is unable to read or access digital data from past years? […] Going forward, the obvious solution to this problem is to use true open standards that are duly and fully documented. But as things stand today, we must face a daunting reality: a significant amount of our legacy digital content is encoded in proprietary, undocumented formats. The Document Liberation Project was created in the hope that it would empower individuals, organizations, and governments to recover their data from proprietary formats and provide a mechanism to transition that data into open file formats, returning effective control over the content from computer companies to the actual authors. ===== The project <URL:http://www.documentliberation.org/> builds on the great success of the Document Foundation in making Open Document Format, and the LibreOffice tools for converting from legacy to open formats. How should Free Software Melbourne respond? -- \ “If you define cowardice as running away at the first sign of | `\ danger, screaming and tripping and begging for mercy, then yes, | _o__) Mr. Brave man, I guess I'm a coward.” —Jack Handey | Ben Finney _______________________________________________ Free-software-melb mailing list Freefirstname.lastname@example.org http://lists.softwarefreedom.com.au/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/free-software-melb Free Software Melbourne home page: http://www.freesoftware.asn.au/melb/