Starting to organize Thank a dev day

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So, organizing of the first TADD has begun. For now, the date would be 27.3 this year, which will be fixed to “last Friday of every March“.

The idea

The general idea is to appreciate the creators behind your favorite Free Software application or/and component (preferred target is a not so well known piece of code) by sending an email to the author. This is how we think is the best way to do it:

1. Find the author of the piece of software

2. When you are writing the email, remember to add [TADD] in the beginning of the subject-line. This is mandatory to avoid extra spam for the author you appreciate.

3. Write to the author that you like his/her piece of code, and also, if possible, tell why you like the software, where do you use it and how often.

4. Be glad! You have just helped a free software project! If you want, you can jump back to step 1.

Basically there it is :) We will write a more detailed guide later!

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5 Responses to “Starting to organize Thank a dev day”

  1. Boycott Novell » Links 09/03/2009: Zenwalk 6.0 Released, Glimpse at Fedora 11 Alpha Says:

    [...] Starting to organize Thank a dev day So, organizing of the first TADD has begun. For now, the date would be 27.3 this year, which will be fixed to “last Friday of every March“. [...]

  2. Avautuma » Muista suosikkiohjelmiesi kehittäjiä 27.3. Says:

    [...] A Dev Day -sivustolla on lyhyet ohjeet FOSS-kehittäjien muistamiseksi. Yhteydenotto onnistuu yleensä parhaiten sähköpostilla, jolloin [...]

  3. Un Glog ... Plog ... Blog Says:

    [TADD] Thank a Dev Day…

    De nos jours, on a un peu pris l’habitude de faire des journées pour tout et pour rien, que ce soit la Journée Internationale sans téléphone portable, contre les mutilations génitales, des zones humides, de la langue maternelle, des enfants …

  4. harrypopof Says:

    An idea for the TADD’ logo : http://hpfteam.free.fr/graphisme-libre/?q=node/87 ?

  5. Petri Says:

    Great idea. I would also suggest OS users to register in Ohloh (http://www.ohloh.net/) and define there what OS softwares one does use.

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