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February 14 is for lovers...

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:12 am
by Moem
Lovers of free software, that is. Let's all celebrate I love free software day 2020!

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I bet you did not see that one coming... :wink:

Re: February 14 is for lovers...

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:23 am
by Pjotr
Moem wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:12 am
Lovers of free software, that is. Let's all celebrate I love free software day 2020!
My wife disagrees.... :(

Re: February 14 is for lovers...

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:42 am
by deck_luck
My heart skipped a beat. I thought Moem was sending me a Valentine's card. :wink:

Re: February 14 is for lovers...

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:00 pm
by rene
While not wanting to be the grumpy, spoil-sporty, no-funny-at-ally type of person that I, in fact, am, an "I love free day software day" and more specifically "express[ing one's] special gratitude" misses the point in a pretty fundamental way. By and large most any "free software" is developed by people scratching own itches, and/or doing it for own entertainment value, and/or making a fine living at doing so. Developers are doing it for themselves, not for you, so don't go being grateful, even if you might be appreciative....

<picture of stern looking nerd>

Re: February 14 is for lovers...

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:10 pm
by majpooper
Pjotr wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:23 am
Moem wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:12 am
Lovers of free software, that is. Let's all celebrate I love free software day 2020!
My wife disagrees.... :(
Ditto.

Re: February 14 is for lovers...

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:19 pm
by Portreve
deck_luck wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:42 am
My heart skipped a beat. I thought Moem was sending me a Valentine's card. :wink:
I thought the same thing, too. If only she had a clone...

Re: February 14 is for lovers...

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:27 pm
by Fred Barclay
Pretty cool, thanks Moem! :mrgreen:

Re: February 14 is for lovers...

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:36 am
by lsemmens
My daughter was born on Valetines day.

Re: February 14 is for lovers...

Posted: Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:51 am
by ZakGordon
I think it is pretty cool this exists, and while we can do our best to turn the cynical commercialization of Valentines Day into something that really means something (by doing something nice for the person we love), we should all do more in all aspects of our lives (imho).

So yeah, thanks for the heads-up Moem, and while i'm making the love of my life a nice meal served with chilled organic cava (she prefers that to champagne!), i will spend some time on the day spreading the love of Linux Mint and other free/open source software around.

I don't agree people are only in it for themselves, as if that was the case we would only have Apple/Microsoft and the like to choose from for OS. The open source devs i know (just a few) do it to fight against that possibility, so their motivation is very much 'altruistic' more than for self-enrichment (work for Apple/MS/other big controlling corporation if you want to get rich, or create you own closed/propriety software like Steam etc).

Re: February 14 is for lovers...

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:03 am
by nakednorman
I tried, but it didn't have the enthusiastic response I'd hoped for :(

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Re: February 14 is for lovers...

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:40 am
by lsemmens
nakednorman wrote:
Fri Feb 14, 2020 11:03 am
I tried, but it didn't have the enthusiastic response I'd hoped for :(
Thanks Mate! I love it! Gunna send that one to my daughter.

Re: February 14 is for lovers...

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 10:05 am
by rene
A seemingly rather localised turn of thread, this. From context, "Tesco Value", sure I guess --- but whereas "Valentine Card" in and of itself I didn't in fact have to look up, if there's regions where sending one to one's daughter isn't in fact rather creepy, Wikipedia isn't so much helping...

Re: February 14 is for lovers...

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:59 pm
by nakednorman
Did you miss the post where Isemmens said that Valentine's Day was his daughter's birthday ?

Edit for punctuation.

Re: February 14 is for lovers...

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:22 pm
by rene
Yes, definitely.

Re: February 14 is for lovers...

Posted: Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:04 am
by lsemmens
nakednorman wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:59 pm
Did you miss the post where Isemmens said that Valentine's Day was his daughter's birthday ?

Edit for punctuation.
Thanks mate, that is precisely why I sent it to her. She'll appreciate it. When I met my wife, I had NO IDEA about Valentines day.