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 2012

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

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

Annual report of the Free Software Foundation Europe 2018

05 November 2018

"Software freedom in Europe" is the yearly report of the Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE). In one document, it gives you a breakdown of important things the FSFE has done and achieved during the last 12 months. In the 2018 report, you will read about our electoral campaigns, our input on the European Union's copyright reform, and about our successful outreach in demanding publicly financed software be made publicly available under a Free Software licence. You will also get insights about the events we (co-)organised and about our community and groups that helped us with these achievements. Finally, we will display some numbers showing what resources we counted on, and giving an outlook for the next year.

#ilovefs Report 2018

08 March 2018

Am Mittwoch, den 14. Februar, hat unsere Community den jährlichen "I love Free Software Tag" gefeiert. Ein Tag ganz im Zeichen von Liebeserklärung an die Communitys, die uns am wichtigsten sind, und um den Projekten zu danken, die uns jeden Tag umgeben und Freie Software schaffen. Die Free Software Foundation Europe dankt allen Teilnehmerinnen und jeder Person, die dazu beitrug, diesen Tag so besonders wie nur möglich zu machen.

Join the I Love Free Software Day 2018

12 February 2018

The Free Software Foundation Europe calls on everyone to say "thank you" to all contributors to Free Software on 14 February. Last year the annual I Love Free Software Day has been committed with offline activism to tell people outside of our filter bubble about the importance of Free Software. This Wednesday, we will go back to our roots and focus on why this day has been invented in the first place: to celebrate the Free Software community.

#ilovefs Report 2017: Liebe und Aktivismus

15 March 2017

Am 14. Februar 2017 wurde der "I Love Free Software"-Tag zum achten Mal in Folge gefeiert, sodass man diesen Tag inzwischen schon als Tradition bezeichnen darf. Dieser Tag ist ein besonderer Tag geworden für Menschen aus aller Welt, die ihre Liebe und Zuneigung nicht nur ihrem Partner, sondern auch der gesamten Free Software-Community gegenüber zum Ausdruck bringen wollen.

Berlin sendet eine Botschaft zum "I love Free Software"-Tag

14 February 2017

Anlässlich des „I love Free Software“-Tages am 14. Februar wurde der Reichstag am Wochenende mit der Botschaft „Give Free Software A Chance“ angestrahlt. An zahlreichen Gebäuden und symbolträchtigen Orten in Berlin fanden sich weitere Botschaften. „Build Free Software - Not Walls“ war etwa auf der Berliner Mauer zu lesen und am Bundesfinanzministerium stand „Public Money, Public Code“. Aktivisten machen damit auf die Notwendigkeit stärkerer Wertschätzung für Freie Software aufmerksam.