I ♥ Free Software

This year for the first time, on 14 February 2012, there will be an "I love Free Software" event at the Unperfekthaus in Essen. In cooperation with Linuxhotel we invite all supporters of Free Software to celebrate this day together with us.

We are still in progress of setting up our schedule precisely, but here is a first overview.

Hard facts

When? 14/02/2012 - The whole day. So entrance will be possible from 11a.m. ongoing.

Where? The event will be situated in the Unperfekthaus, Essen.The Unperfekthaus is a building to host free minds at nearly no cost to elaborate ideas and thougts, individual or collective - similar to many Free Software projects.

How Much? Everybody who wants to join our event has to pay normal fee for the Unperfekthaus, but is allowed - of course - to leave our event and to visit the whole Unperfekthaus like usual paying includes.
Here is an overview of the pricing inside the Unperfekthaus, please visit their Homepage (German) for full details:
Every entrance fee includes Coffee, Tea, Cola, Limo, Water, Cacao, and all non-alcoholic drinks ... as many as you like.

What to expect? We are trying to set up an event to which you can bring your family, too. Please, feel free to celebrate Free Software with your whole family and bring them with you! Over the day there will be some workshops and introductions to Free Software and its aspects, mainly hosted by the Linuxhotel. This will give a chance for newcomers to get to know what we are talking about when we say "Free as in Free Software". But there will be some discussions and informations about ongoing projects, unperfekt ideas and so on for experienced Free Software users, too. For an overview of confirmed workshops until now, please take a look at "You like to contribute something?"
You will also have all the possibilies, the entrance fee for the Unperfekthaus includes. So, you can have a massage, drink coffee for free, watch out for any artist project and so on.

And my family?

Night entertainment? Beginning from 7 p.m., the following bands (listed in alphabetical order) will be playing live-music without a salary in support of Free Software:

Entrance to the concert is included in the main entrance fee.

You like to contribute something?

Maybe you would like to hold a speech or a workshop? Or you would like to present your own Free Software product or the one you love the most? Please contact us at fellowship at fsfeurope.org that we are able to promote your offer in advance. In addition, there will be a speakers corner for everyone and you schould be able to set up spontaneous workshops or discussion groups.

Following workshops are offered by other participants:

Win a night in the Unperfekthaus ...

The FSFE raffles two beds in a flat share of 16 people inside the Unperfekthaus where you can stay from the 14th of February to the 15th together with the above mentioned bands as wells as the organisers from the FSFE. Anybody who is willing to come is herewith encouraged to announce his coming using any social-media-platform and including the hashtag #ilovefs. afterwards send us an email to fellowship at fsfeurope.org, providing a link to your message. We will raffle the nights among all incoming mails.

#ilovefs Report 2014

21 February 2014:

On February 14th, people all around the world expressed their gratitude and appreciation not only to their partner but also to Free Software and its contributors. With our yearly #ilovefs we asked you to thank your favourite developers and projects and were overwhelmed by the resonance in blogs, social networks, and mailing lists.

Show your love for Free Software

11 February 2014:

On 14th February, the Free Software Foundation Europe asks all Free Software users to think about the dedicated hard-working people in the Free Software community and to show them their appreciation like last year.

Fushata #ILOVEFS 2013

21 February 2013:

Çdo vit, më 14 Shkurt njerëzit kremtojnë ditën dashurinë, marrëdhëniet intime me të tjerët... dhe për të tretin vit radhazi, mrekullitë e Software-it të Lirë. Anembanë botës njerëzit shprehin dashurinë e tyre gjatë ditës "E dua software-in e lirë" . Do të donim t’ju falënderonim për pjesëmarrjen, dhe të ndanim me ju disa thënie të bukura, postime blogjesh dhe mikroblogjesh të shkruara nga frymëzimi prej përkushtimit tonë ndaj Software-it të Lirë. Kur programuesit të lexojnë deklarimet tuaja, pa mëdyshje do të gjejnë energji shtesë për të vazhduar veprën e tyre.

FSFE-ja ju fton të shpalosni dashurinë tuaj për Software-in e Lirë!

12 February 2013:

Për 14 Shkurtin, Free Software Foundation Europe u kërkon krejt përdoruesve të Software-it të Lirë të shpalosin vlerësimin e tyre për Software-in e Lirë. FSFE-ja sugjeron që ta shfrytëzoni këtë ditë si një mundësi për t’i thënë "faleminderit" njërit prej personave të palodhur të bashkësisë së Software-it të Lirë.

Thank you for celebrating #ilovefs the whole day without borders

23 February 2012:

On February 14th, people around the globe were celebrating the "I love Free Software" day. To all of you, thank you very much for participating in our #ilovefs-campaign and for showing your support for Free Software on this day. We were really excited about your creativity and participiation. All these love declarations went out to the developers, users and wizards behind Free Software and their communities. While some of you dedicated their love to specific programs that you enjoy most. We are pretty sure that their developers and users have read your love declarations and that your love will motivate them to carry on their good work. Here are just a few examples and highlights of your love declarations.