Show your love for Free Software
Free Software Foundation Europe
press at fsfeurope.org
Tue Feb 11 12:25:56 CET 2014
= Show your love for Free Software =
[Read online: http://fsfe.org/news/2014/news-20140211-01.fi.html]
On 14th February, the Free Software Foundation Europe asks all Free
Software users to think about the dedicated hard-working people in the
Free Software community and to show them their appreciation like last
"Every day, we use Free Software and often take it for granted. We
write bug reports, tell others how they should improve their
software, or ask them for new features. Often we are not shy about
criticising. So, to let the people in Free Software receive a
positive feedback once a year, there is the 'I love Free Software
day'." says FSFE's vice president Matthias Kirschner, who initiated
the #ilovefs campaign in 2010.
For the "I love Free Software Day" the FSFE has several suggestions
how to show your love creatively to the people behind Free Software,
- Write an e-mail or letter to contributors expressing how much you like
what they are doing.
- Share your feelings about Free Software in social networks and
microblogs using #ilovefs. Or write a blog post about your
favourite Free Software application.
- Buy your favourite contributor a drink. Or buy someone else a drink
and while enjoying it, tell her/him about your favourite Free Software
- Give a contributor a hug (ask for permission first). You might wonder
how many Free Software developers live in your area!
- Help us collecting quotes for our testimonials of people loving Free
Software. Ask developers, artists, politicians, or other users to
send their quote to fellowship fsfeurope.org.
- Take a picture of yourself showing your feelings for Free Software,
and post them online.
- Donate to Free Software initiatives or to FSFE 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.
- Finally you can help spread the love by sharing the campaign
banners, by e-mail, (micro)blog or by spreading through any social
network (please use the hashtag #ilovefs for this).
"Free Software gains its strenghts by the community and the ability
to work together and join forces." says Matthias Kirschner. "We
should not underestimate the power of a simple "thank you" for
people who are easing our everyday work. So say thank you on 14th
== About the Free Software Foundation Europe ==
The Free Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) is a non-profit
non-governmental organisation active in many European countries and
involved in many global activities. Access to software determines
participation in a digital society. To secure equal participation in
the information age, as well as freedom of competition, the Free
Software Foundation Europe (FSFE) pursues and is dedicated to the
furthering of Free Software, defined by the freedoms to use, study,
modify and copy. Founded in 2001, creating awareness for these issues,
securing Free Software politically and legally, and giving people
Freedom by supporting development of Free Software are central issues
of the FSFE.
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