I Love Free Software Day 2016
As every year we invite you to celebrate Free Software and its creators and contributors on Valentine's Day (14th February).
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. There is nothing wrong about that. It helps us to constantly improve. But sometimes we forget to show the hardworking people behind the software our appreciation. We should not underestimate the power of a simple "thank you" to motivate Free Software contributors in their important work for society. So say thank you on 14th February!
#ilovefs is a campaign which lives through YOU! We invite you to be part of it to thank the many people behind Free Software, and to show the world that our movement and ideals are unique and amazing.
Please have a look at the things we've planned so far. Give us feedback, or be an active part of one of these actions. And if you have an own idea which you want to be realised, feel free to just it! Be creative, be free. Just contact our organising team.
Free Software developers, organisations, and companies: Please see how you can participate in ILoveFS with your project. We tailored some actions to you!
In the past people did this on #ilovefs:
- thank contributors in microblogs, social networks, on mailing lists, and blogs
- post pictures expressing their love for Free Software
- send postcards to developers they adore
- write poems and create comics for #ilovefs
- bake muffins for their Free Software colleagues
- donate to developers and organisations dedicated to Free Software
This year we'd like to have a lot of pictures
- pictures of you or you group thanking FS contributors creatively
meme pictures, for example with R. Stallman, L. Torvalds, Chuck Norris, Terminator or other superheroes
- ...or something completely different?
To make ILoveFS popular, we'd like to spread the word for it. And with your help, we can reach many more people than we ever did! So please ask some companies and projects (small or large, doesn't matter!) to include the ILoveFS graphic material on their websites. Please just tell us which people you contacted so we don't do any double work.
For ILoveFS we already have some nice materials to order in our shop and on the promo material page:
- small leaflets
- a new exclusive sticker!
With our budget (~1000 EUR), we are able to create some other cool stuff. If you have a nice idea and want to see it realised, contact us so we can talk about it! For example we thought of
- small chocolate bars which we can use as giveaways or presents for supporters
- new stickers/posters/leaflets
You have a nice idea? Go on, make it real!
For all ILoveFS related enquiries, please contact Max. He is looking forward to your ideas, feedback and anyone who wants to support this campaign.