I ♥ Free Software

Valentine's Day traditionally is a day to show and celebrate love. So why do not take this as a chance to show your love for Free Software this year?

#ilovefs day 2012

As every year, Valentine's Day will be celebrated on the 14th of February, which will be a Tuesday this year. Similar to last year, the FSFE is planning an online campaign to celebrate this day as an "I love Free Software" - Day. Additionally, there will be an "I love Free Software" - event this year in the Unperfekthaus in Essen.

Campaign: Spread your love for Free Software

Our online campaign aims at rising awareness to Free Software and the passionate, hard-working people behind it. show them that you appreciate their work – it could make all the difference! Others already did so, to get inspired you can read why they love Free Software.

Of course, there are lots of ways to declare one's love... Here are just some ideas about how you can go public and proclaim your love to Free Software.

Show your love - Individually

Berlin sendet eine Botschaft zum "I love Free Software"-Tag

14 February 2017:

Anlässlich des „I love Free Software“-Tages am 14. Februar wurde der Reichstag am Wochenende mit der Botschaft „Give Free Software A Chance“ angestrahlt. An zahlreichen Gebäuden und symbolträchtigen Orten in Berlin fanden sich weitere Botschaften. „Build Free Software - Not Walls“ war etwa auf der Berliner Mauer zu lesen und am Bundesfinanzministerium stand „Public Money, Public Code“. Aktivisten machen damit auf die Notwendigkeit stärkerer Wertschätzung für Freie Software aufmerksam.

I love Free Software Day 2017

09 February 2017:

It's time to say "thank you" on 14th of February, the "I love Free Software" Day 2017. The Free Software Foundation Europe asks all Free Software users to use the traditional day of love to think of the hardworking people contributing to the Free Software we all depend on. As every year there are many ways for people to participate in this campaign.

#ilovefs Report 2016

22 February 2016:

Sunday 14 February 2016 was a day to declare love for people we care for. On this day, as a yearly tradition, the Free Software community celebrates "I love Free Software" day to thank developers behind Free Software. This year, for the 6th time, FSFE asked everyone to participate and express their appreciation and gratitude to their favourite Free Software contributors.

I love Free Software-Tag 2016

08 February 2016:

Am 14. Februar, dem "I love Free Software"-Tag 2016, ist die Zeit gekommen, "Danke" zu sagen. Die Free Software Foundation Europe ruft alle Freie Software-Benutzer dazu auf, diesen traditionellen Tag der Liebe zu nutzen, um an die hart arbeitenden Menschen zu denken, die zur Freien Software beitragen, auf die wir alle angewiesen sind. Wie in jedem Jahr gibt es zahlreiche Möglichkeiten an dieser Online-Kampagne zeilzunehmen, die mittlerweile zum fünften Mal gefeiert wird.

#ilovefs Report 2015

03 March 2015:

On Saturday, 14 February 2015, people all over the world showed Free Software contributors their appreciation. It was the fifth year the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) asked people to participate in the “I Love Free Software” day. This report shows a variety of love declarations that happened this day, including blog posts, pictures, comics, poems, and an #ilovefs Android library. The FSFE thanks everybody who motivated Free Software contributors this year, and ask everybody to mark 14 February in their calendars for next year's “I love Free Software” day.