[FSFE PR][EN] On Valentine's Day, show your love for Free Software!

Hugo Roy roy at fsfeurope.org
Fri Feb 12 10:32:16 CET 2010

== FSFE: On Valentine's Day, show your love for Free Software! ==

[Permanent URL: http://www.fsfe.org/news/2010/news-20100212-01.en.html ]

12th February 2010, 11:00 am CET, Berlin, Germany

This year on Valentine's Day, FSFE calls on Free Software users
everywhere to show their love for Free Software. Behind every Free
Software initiative and organisation there are real, hard-working

Free Software is everywhere. Its presence on desktop computers,
servers, routers, mobile phones, television sets and in other
electronics means that most of us use Free Software every day. 

This is why for Valentine's Day, FSFE invites everyone to show
their appreciation of the people who produce, distribute and
promote Free Software. 

"This year why not take the opportunity to show you care about the
people who show you their love all year round?", suggests Karsten
Gerloff, FSFE's President. "Free Software is about making
technology fit people's needs. It's people who are at the centre
of it all, not computers."

On its campaign page [1], FSFE suggests what users can do to show
that they appreciate Free Software.  Simply sending a developer a
mail to say "Thank you", buying them a book or just giving them a
hug - with their permission, naturally. Donating to a Free
Software organisation is also among the options.

Everyone is invited to post pictures online of them showing their
love for Free Software. On identi.ca and Twitter, FSFE is using
the hash tag #ilovefs to collect pictures and build a

For microblogging FSFE is using the hashtag #ilovefs to collect
messages and pictures to build a collage (e.g. see

  [1] http://www.fsfe.org/campaigns/valentine-2010/

== 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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