Since 2001 the FSFE has been enhancing users' rights by abolishing barriers for software freedom. For 20 years we have been helping individuals and organisations to understand how Free Software contributes to freedom, transparency, and self-determination.

For the next two decades we need your help. We want everyone to be able to control their technology. Free Software and its freedoms to use, study, share, and improve are the key to that goal.


Hundreds of love declarations in about 24 hours


February 14, 01:38:27 UTC, the first message related to FSFE’s “I ♥ Free Software” campaign airs on This was only the start of a tremendous love declaration to Free Software developpers and applications that went out until late at night, around 3:00 a.m.

For Valentine's Day 2011, FSFE had called Free Software users to show that they appreciate Free Software, sending love messages to developers, to communities or to simply put them online on their blogs. The FSFE website had itself turned pink and red to show its love for Free Software.

On the day after the campaign, we invite you to read the summary of the highlights of the day. You can also have a look at all the messages people have posted on

Thank you all for your participation! It's been a pleasure to see so much activity on this Valentine's day 2011, and of course there will be even more next year! :-)