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❤ Let's celebrate together the next I Love Free Software Day!


Every 14th of February, people around the world celebrate the “I Love Free Software Day”. On this day we show our love for Free Software and thank all the people contributing to software freedom. This year, we are organising a whole event dedicated to Free Software games.

Although many of us depend on Free Software every day, contributors to those projects usually remain invisible. This is one of the main reasons that drive us to celebrate this day. We want to highlight the valuable work of all the people who contribute to software freedom, and take the time to say thank you!

There are three different ways you can join us for this celebration. Spoiler alert: all of them are a lot of fun!

Let's play together!

Invitation Free Software Games Online Event: 14th February 18:00 - 20:00CET

For the I Love Free Software Day 2022, we have prepared something special and fun for you: an event dedicated to Free Software games. The event takes place online on 14 February 2022 at 18:00-20:00 CET. For the first part of our event, our three expert guests in Free Software games, game engines, and Game Jams will share their experiences, and will immerse us in the world of Free Software games. After this, we invite you to play Veloren with us.

For technical reasons, we are asking people who want to take part in the whole event via our BigBlueButton instance to register in advance (registration is now closed). The number of participants in this instance is limited. But, do not worry if you do not want to register or if you are too late to do so. The talks will be streamed online, and you will be able to watch them without registration. You just won't be able to join us for the second part of the event in which we will be playing games together.

Show your love with a pic!

You can also celebrate the I Love Free Software Day by sending a thank you message to your favourite Free Software project for their valuable work. You can do this, for example, on your preferred social network with the hashtag #ilovefs. If you prefer images over words, please use our brand new Sharepic Generator to create your very own pictures. It is simple to use and you have a nice graphic to share in two minutes. Let your imagination run free and show your appreciation for Free Software with an #ilovefs image.

Picture made with our sharepic generator

Listen to our special I Love Free Software podcast episode!

Have you heard of 0 A.D: Empires Ascendant? Or even better, have you played it?

For our special podcast episode, Bonnie Mehring - FSFE Junior Project Manager - and Stanislas Dolcini - Project Lead of this well-known Free Software game - talk about the development of the game, its history, the kind of support that is needed, and the highlights of developing a Free Software game. You can listen to the whole episode, and share it with your community. We bet you will want to play 0 A.D after listing to this episode.

Join us on this special day in the way that you prefer. Either by learning more about Free Software games from our expert guests, by having fun playing together with our community members, and/or by sharing your love for Free Software. Remember that this is a small gesture that means a lot.

Don't let this day pass without saying thank you!

Happy I Love Free Software Day everyone! ❤