I love Free Software Day 2018

We should not underestimate the power of a simple "thank you" to motivate Free Software contributors in their important work for society. The 14th of February (a Wednesday this year) is the ideal day to do that.


In the Free Software society we exchange a lot of criticism. We write bug reports, tell others how they can improve the software, ask them for new features, and generally are not shy about criticising others. There is nothing wrong about that. It helps us to constantly improve. But sometimes we forget to show the hardworking people behind the software our appreciation.

Show your love for Free Software

Many people are in love with Free Software for different reasons (full gallery)

Free Software drives a huge number of devices in our everyday life. It ensures our freedom, our security, civil rights, and privacy. It enables everyone to participate in a fair society. But as with people, everybody has different reasons to love Free Software. Let's show this variety to the world!

As the traditional day to show one's appreciation to people, Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to say thank you to the contributors of the various Free Software you love: developers, translators, designers, testers, or documentation writers, of huge softwares or smaller projects. All of them work on the Free Software ecosystem which we can enjoy every day.

Be part of #ilovefs

It doesn't matter who and where you are and what you do – everyone can participate at the "I love Free Software" day in many different ways:

  • Thank your favourite contributors for their work in an individual way. For example by sending one of our postcards.
  • our postcard with the text: I love Free Software - but I love you more

    #ilovefs postcard

  • Show your appreciation publicly using social networks or your blog to demonstrate the world how many people love Free Software – and thereby motivate others to do the same. Just use the hashtag #ilovefs on GnuSocial, Twitter, or other platforms.

If everybody contributes a small part we can enjoy a beautiful "I love Free Software" day together. Let's share videos and pictures, send postcards, tweets and blog posts, and show our love individually. Happy I love Free Software day everyone!

#ilovefs Report 2018

08 March 2018

On Wednesday 14th of February, our community celebrated the annual "I love Free Software Day". A day to declare love to the communities most important to you as well as saying "Thank You" to the Free Software projects surrounding us every single day. The Free Software Foundation Europe also wants to thank everyone who cheered and contributed to make this day as special as it could be.

Merrni pjesë në ditën I Love Free Software Day 2018

12 February 2018

Free Software Foundation Europe fton këdo të shprehë falënderim për krejt kontribuesit te Software i Lirë më 14 shkurt. Vitin e kaluar I Love Free Software Day i qe kushtuar aktivizmit jashtë internetit për t’i treguar njerëzve jashtë flluskës tonë të filtrimit rreth rëndësisë së Software-it të Lirë. Këtë të mërkurë, do t’u kthehemi rrënjëve tona dhe përqendrohemi mbi faktin për të cilin u shpik së pari kjo ditë: të kremtojmë bashkësinë e Software-it të Lirë.

#ilovefs Report 2017: Love and Activism

15 March 2017

On Tuesday 14th of February, the "I Love Free Software" day was celebrated for its eighth consecutive year, in what can now be called a tradition. This day has become a special day for people all around the world to declare their love and affection not only to their partner but also to the whole Free Software community.

Berlini dërgon një mesazh për ditën "E dua Software-in e Lirë"

14 February 2017

Në kremtimin e ditës "E dua Software-in e Lirë", më 14 shkurt, fundjavën në fjalë, ndërtesa Berlin Reichtag u ndriçua me mesazhin "Jepini Një Shans Software-it të Lirë". Në shumë ndërtesa dhe vende simbolike në Berlin u projektuan mesazhe të tjera. Në Murin e Berlinit mund të lexohej "Ndërtoni Software të Lirë - Jo Mure", kurse Ministria Federale e Financave u zbukurua me sloganin "Para Publike, Kod Publik". Kështu tërheqin vëmendjen veprimtarët drejt rëndësisë së një vlerësimi më të madh të Software-it të Lirë.

Dita "E dua Software-in e lirë" 2017

09 February 2017

14 shkurti është koha për të thënë “faleminderit”, Dita "E dua Software-in e lirë" 2017. Free Software Foundation Europe u kërkon krejt përdoruesve të Software-it të Lirë ta përdorin ditën tradicionale të dashurisë për të sjellë në mendje njerëzit e palodhur që kontribuojnë në Software-in e Lirë prej të cilit varemi të gjithë. Si çdo vit, për njerëzit ka shumë mënyra për të marrë pjesë në këtë fushatë.