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 2013

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

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

#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.

Zeige Deine Liebe für Freie Software

09 February 2015:

Jedes Jahr am 14. Februar bittet die Free Software Foundation Europe alle Nutzer Freier Software, an die hart arbeitenden Menschen in der Freie Software-Gemeinschaft zu denken und ihnen Anerkennung an diesem „I love Free Software“-Tag zu zeigen.

#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.