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Lessons from Lessig – Prestigious thinker calls for Document Freedom.
Lawrence Lessig, Director of the Safra Center for Ethics, Professor of Law at Harvard and founder of The Stanford Center for Internet and Society, has recently expressed his support for Document Freedom Day (DFD).
DFD has received similar messages of support from a variety of people including British national treasure Stephen Fry, Simon Phipps, President of the Open Source Initiative, Cornelia Rogall-Grothe, Federal Ministry of the Interior (Germany) and Margherita Hack, astrophysicist. This breadth of support reflects the wide range of people to whom Document Freedom is vital.
Lessig's words: “Build so the whole world — and all of history to come — can build upon what you make” expresses the importance of Open Standards to the future of our civilisation, to the continued evolution of Art, Science and technology, and to the historians who will, in the distant future, want to learn all about us by reading the documents we create today.