26 February 2020
I love Free Software Day 2020
We often underestimate the power of a simple Thank You. Free Software contributors do important work for our society and they deserve attention. The "I love Free Software Day" on 14 February (also known as Valentine's Day) is the perfect opportunity for you to express your special gratitude.
In the Free Software community, we put a lot of pressure on project maintainers. We write bug reports and demand new features from people who often spend their sparse volunteer time on Free Software code, translations, tests, or design. There is nothing wrong with that because constructive feedback helps us to further improve. But it is also important to show some appreciation!
The yearly "I love Free Software Day" allows you to make 14 February a day full of positive, creative and lovely messages for the whole community. Together, we can celebrate software freedom that empowers us.
Get active for #ilovefs
Think about it
Whose Free Software contributor's or project's work did you enjoy the most recently? What made a real difference for your self-determined digital life? Think about it, or take others' love statements as an inspiration.
Share your love
That's the fun part! Share your appreciation on social media (#ilovefs), in blog posts, pictures and video messages, or directly to the Free Software developers and contributors. And why not organise a meet-up?
Improve Free Software
Talk is silver, contribute is gold! Help a Free Software project with code, a translation, or by assisting its users. Or if you can, consider a donation to a Free Software organisation like the FSFE, or to another project.
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! ❤
12 February 2020