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I ♥ Free Software 2012

by Joshua Gay Contributions Published on Feb 14, 2012 03:24 PM
I love Free Software!

Want to do something a little different this Valentine's day? How about taking a moment to let someone in the free software community know you appreciate their work? Or simply sharing your love for free software with the world?

FSF Europe invites you to participate in the I love free software campaign.

In the free software community, we exchange a lot of criticism. We write bug reports, tell others how they can improve the software, ask them for new features, and generally are not shy about criticising others. Sometimes we forget to say thank you, for all your work.

— Matthias Kirschner
#ilovefs campaign manager
FSF Europe

Some suggestions for letting the world know how much you love free software include: blogging about free software and this campaign, microblogging with the tag #ilovefs, or simply letting a friend know why you love free software!

But, if you really want to brighten-up an individual's day, you could pick a free software developer or activist and share your appreciation for his or her work. Send them an email, buy them a drink, or simply file a "bug report" that lets them know how much you care! After all, it's better than stapling your hand to your face!

Learn more about how others are participating in the I love free software, along with suggestions, #ilovefs banners, and much more!

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