I love Free Software Dag

Wij onderschatten vaak de kracht van een eenvoudige Dank u. Bijdragers aan Vrije Software doen belangrijk werk voor onze samenleving en zij verdienen aandacht. De "I love Free Software Dag" op 14 februari (ook bekend als Valentijnsdag) is voor u de perfecte gelegenheid om uw speciale dankbaarheid te uiten.

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In de Vrije Softwaregemeenschap verwachten wij veel werk van Vrije Software-projectbeheerders. Wij willen dat onze foutmeldingen snel behandeld worden en eisen nieuwe functies van mensen die vaak hun schaarse vrijwilligerstijd besteden aan Vrije Software-code, -vertalingen, -tests, of -ontwerp. Daar is niets mis mee, want constructieve feedback helpt ons om verder te verbeteren en houdt Vrije Software-projecten levendig. Maar het is ook belangrijk om enige waardering te tonen voor hen die het hele jaar door zo onbaatzuchtig voor ons werken! U kunt uw liefde voor Vrije Software tonen door uw favoriete Vrije Software-project of -bijdrager te bedanken.

De jaarlijkse "I love Free Software Dag" maakt het mogelijk om van 14 februari een dag te maken vol positieve, creatieve en mooie boodschappen voor de hele gemeenschap. Samen kunnen wij de softwarevrijheid die ons versterkt vieren.

Veel mensen zijn om verschillende redenen verliefd op Vrije Software.

I ♥ Free Software Day 2022

This year's I Love Free Software Day is all about Free Software games. Games, and especially Free Software games, are not only a fun activity but also are an important part of our daily lives. While playing we can meet new and old friends, can relax and learn new skills, and most important we can contribute to our favourite Free Software game and adapt it to our own wishes. Therefore the FSFE are planning a special event dedicated to Free Software games. We will have three experts in Free Software games, games engines and Game Jams.

The agenda of the event looks like this:

  • 18:00 - 18:05 (CET): Welcome and Introduction
  • 18:05 - 18:25 (CET): Flare - Free/Libre Action Roleplaying Engine by Justin Jacobs
  • 18:25 - 18:45 (CET): Vassal – Free Software Game Engine by Joel Uckelman
  • 18:45 - 19:05 (CET): Godot Wild Jams by Kati Baker
  • 19:05 - 19:20 (CET): Veloren –Free Software Game by Forest Anderson
  • 19:20 - 20:00 (CET): Gaming time
  • 20:00 (CET): Closing remarks
For more information on the event have a look at our news page.

But we also say thank you to all of you who have contributed to Free Software projects. Let us all use the I Love Free Software day to say thank you and celebrate our love for Free Software.

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Let's celebrate #ilovefs day!

For this year's I Love Free Software Day we have a new Software Freedom Podcast episode. Our guest for this special Software Freedom Podcast episode is Stanislas Dolcini; together Bonnie and Stanislas talk about the Free Software game 0.A.D: Empires Ascendant.

Be part of the I Love Free Software Day

  • ILoveFS heart with 'use'

    Use the opportunity

    Take the opportunity this wonderful day to thank the people who enable you to enjoy software freedom. Make use of our new I Love Free Software: Game event graphics and our special Software Freedom Podcast episode, sharepics, the stickers and balloons, artwork, and merchandise the FSFE provides for #ilovefs.

  • ILoveFS heart with 'study'

    Think about it

    Think about which Free Software project you have used throughout the last year. Which Free Software game have you played with your friends or on your own? How did you have fun while or because of using Free Software? For some inspiration have a look at others' love statements.

  • ILoveFS heart with 'share'

    Share your love

    That's the fun part! We have created a sharepic generator, with which you can easily create your very own sharepics and share your appreciation on social media (#ilovefs), in blog posts, pictures and video messages, or directly to the Free Software developers and contributors.

  • ILoveFS heart with 'improve'

    Improve Free Software

    Talking is silver, contributing is gold! Help a Free Software project with code, a translation, or by assisting its users. Or if you can, please consider a donation to a Free Software organisation like the FSFE, or to a Free Software project.

#ilovefs

What is your contribution to this special day and the people who enable you to use Free Software? Will you use our stickers and balloons? Or make a picture or video with your new ILoveFS shirt? And what about celebrating software freedom with your colleagues and friends at a company gathering or public event? Whatever you do, show it to the world by using the #ilovefs tag. And if you have questions, just drop us an email.

Happy I Love Free Software Day everyone! ❤