I love Free Software Day 2014

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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 2014

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

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.

    tweet for i love free software

    One of the many tweets and dents for #ilovefs 2013

  • E-mail/Letters Send active Free Software supporters a message thanking them for their work. Do not underestimate the effects of such a message. As many Free Software developers work hard for their projects without earning money, a big "thank you" / "love you" is like good fuel for their further encouragement.
  • Microblog Especially on Valentine's Day, microblog about how you love Free Software, and use the Hashtag #ilovefs. Encourage your friends to do as well, let us try to push our message in a high ranking on Twitter trends and hashtag timelines in identi.ca and other blogging system.
  • Blog If you are a Blogger, blog about the "I love Free Software" - Day and the idea behind it. Get people attracted by the idea of Free Software.
  • Banners We set up a page showing different banners that support the "I love Free Software" - Day and that are free to use. Some even come along with code snippets to easily implement it on your homepage or blog.

Show your love - Individually

  • Matthias Kirschner hugging Peter Stuge
    Hug a developer (Obviously better to ask permission first ; )
  • Buy your favourite developer a drink. Or buy someone else a drink and while savouring it, tell him/her about your favorite Free Software application!
  • Use your lunch break at work to talk with your colleagues about Free Software and why it is worth to support our movement.
  • Send a book to your favourite contributor and support FSFE at the same time.
  • Send us pictures of how you are expressing your feelings for Free Software. We will publish them on our website, making a gallery of Free Software lovers from around the world!
  • Martin Gollowitzer wearing one of our T-shirts

    Martin Gollowitzer wearing one of our T-shirts

    Wear shirts and sweaters showing your support for Free Software. If you need new stuff, you can order some from us, or from your favourite Free Software project.
  • Money can't buy you love... but it can help to fight for your freedom. 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.

Annual report of the Free Software Foundation Europe 2019

22 October 2019

"Software Freedom in Europe" is the yearly report of the Free Software Foundation Europe e.V. (FSFE). In one document, it gives you a breakdown of important things the FSFE has done and achieved during the last 12 months. Among many other interesting stories, in the 2019 report you will read about our ongoing work for router freedom in Europe, about the first Parliament in Europe who joins our "Public Money? Public Code!" campaign, about our new version of REUSE tools to help Free Software developers with easy license compliance and about much more of our multi-faceted policy work - all together aiming at a world in which users are in control of technology!

#ilovefs Day report 2019

29 March 2019

On Wednesday 14th of February, we acknowledge and celebrate the annual "I love Free Software Day". It is the day to express your love for Free Software and gratitude for your favourite pieces of Free Software. The Free Software Foundation Europe would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who participated and helped making this day a special one for everyone involved.

Join the I Love Free Software Day 2019

14 February 2019

Today, as with every year on February 14th, people around the globe are celebrating "I love Free Software" Day by expressing their love and thanks to all the people working behind each Free Software project. Follow the love with the hashtag #IloveFS today and add your own love dedication to the stream!

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.

FSFE Newsletter - March 2018

20 March 2018

With the FSFE's Public Money? Public Code! campaign not only do we demand that code paid for by the people should be available to the people. We also highlight good examples of public code so other decision makers can learn from it. One very good example is Article 68 and Article 69 of the "Codice Amministrazione Digitale", an Italian law requiring public administrations inside Italy to prefer internally made solutions and Free Software solutions over proprietary ones. In addition, these administrations have the duty to share the source code and documentation of any software developed with public money. These laws put Italy at the forefront of European legislation in favour of public code.