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@@ -12,7 +12,7 @@ headercredits: The unknown Free Software contributors. Photo by Kaique Rocha

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A few days ago I've sent an announcement email for today's [I Love Free Software Day](https://ilovefs.org) to a large bunch of people. Most of the remarkably many replies have been positive and a pure joy to read, but some were a bit sceptical and critical. These came from Free Software contributors who are maintaining and helping projects that they think nobody knows and sees – not because these software pojects are unused, but because they are small, a building block for other, more popular applications.
A few days ago I've sent an announcement email for today's [I Love Free Software Day](https://ilovefs.org) to a large bunch of people. Most of the remarkably many replies have been positive and a pure joy to read, but some were a bit sceptical and critical. These came from Free Software contributors who are maintaining and helping projects that they think nobody knows and sees – not because these software projects are unused, but because they are small, a building block for other, more popular applications.

When we ask people to participate in #ilovefs (this year for the 10th time in a row!) by expressing their gratitude to contributors of their favourite Free Software projects, many think about the applications they often use and come up with obvious ones like Mozilla's Firefox and Thunderbird, LibreOffice, their Linux-based distribution, or CMSs like WordPress and Drupal. Not that I think this is not deserved, but what about the projects that actually form the foundations for these popular suites?

@@ -23,7 +23,7 @@ I researched a bit on my own system (based on Arch Linux) and checked on how man
* GIMP: 166
* Inkscape: 164

Phew! Looking through the list of dependencies, there a dozens of programmes and libraries that I couldn't even imagine what they could be about. But they make a big application, be it Firefox, Thunderbird or GIMP, actually possible. Isn't it a bit unfair that we often don't see these small (or sometimes huge) projects and the people who take care of it[^2]?
Phew! Looking through the list of dependencies, there a dozens of programmes and libraries that I couldn't even imagine what they could be about. But they make a big application, be it Firefox, Thunderbird or GIMP, actually possible. Isn't it a bit unfair that we often don't see these small (or sometimes huge) projects and the people who take care of it?[^2]

I decided to change that, at least for one day! I've analysed which packages are most used as dependencies of other packages (similar for Debian/Ubuntu [^3]):



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