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FSFE asks to show your love for Free Software!
On February 14th Free Software Foundation Europe asks all Free Software users to show their appreciation for Free Software. FSFE suggests to take this day as an opportunity to say "thank you" to one of the dedicated hard-working people in the Free Software community.
"Every day, we use Free Software and often take it for granted. We write bug reports, tell others how they should improve their software, or ask them for new features - and often we are not shy about criticising. So, to let the people in Free Software receive a positive feedback at least once a year, there is the 'I love Free Software day'." says Matthias Kirschner, who initiated the FSFE's #ilovefs campaign.
For the "I love Free Software Day" the FSFE has several suggestions how to show your love to the people behind Free Software, including:
- write an e-mail/letter, (micro-)blog post, to contributors expressing how much you like what they are doing
- buy your favourite contributor a drink. Or buy someone else a drink and while enjoying it, tell her/him about your favourite Free Software application!
- give a contributor a hug (ask for permission first)
- take a picture of yourself showing your feelings for Free Software, and post them online.
- Donate to FSFE or another Free Software initiative to express your gratitude. They depend on your contribution to continue their work. So check out your favourite organisation and make a donation. You can be sure they will love you back.
- Finally you can help spread the love by sharing the campaign banners, by e-mail, (micro)blog or by spreading through any social network (please use the hashtag #ilovefs for this).
"We want you to help us, to make this day the day where everybody says 'thank you' to the people behind Free Software", adds Matthias Kirschner.