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#ILOVEFS campaign 2013 - thank you for celebrating #ilovefs

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Every year on February 14th people celebrate love, relationship with others.. and for the third year running, the wonders of Free Software. All around the world people expressed their love during the "I love Free software" day. We would like to thank you for participating, and share some lovely quotes, dents, tweets, blog entries and articles that were done because of your dedication to Free Software. When developers will read your declarations, they will definitely find extra energy to carry on their good work.

Quotes and blog entries

Gergely Nagy wrote a nice entry about his love for Free Software:

"[...] Whenever I'm feeling down, I take a piece of code, and make it better, then share it with the rest of the world. Knowing that I helped make the world turn, that I contributed to a good cause, a cause that helped me through difficult times - that makes me say that I do love Free Software. And so should you, because knowledge is our greatest asset, and free software helps keeping and improving our knowledge. Cherish it, improve it, love it."

According to Mirko Boehm, Free Software makes the world a better place:

"The benefits of Free Software go beyond the individual contributors and the communities they form. The four freedoms laid out as the foundations of Free Software are a fanfare to the ability to exercise one’s free will, to freely collaborate by helping your neighbors, to achieve independence from directions other people have thought up for us. The effects can be seen all around us – when teaching material for schools is developed collaboratively and freely shared, when government data is opened up to improve the transparency of the political process, when the technical foundations of the internet and the operating systems running modern technology become a common good, and in many other places. People start to expect similar freedoms they learned to get used to in software when engaging in society. And more participation is always better."

Other blog entries

Description: eal's blog: The European Parliament celebrating and promoting Free Software – for a Free Society.
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gollo's blog: Thanks to my colleague Martin for taking this extremely professional picture :-)

Nermin Canik's picture show her love to free software and cakes

Some of the interesting dents and tweets on #ilovefs day:

Media coverage

P-NP Comics made a cartoonto thank the GIMP developers.
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