Thank you so much for accompanying us during the campaign Compartir no es delito: Sharing it is not a Crime.
We are getting closer to the end of this fundraiser, we launched it the 12th of June and we’ll finish the campaigning the 10th of July. So far we have raised about USD$ 6,000, which we’ll use to cover the legal costs of the appeal process.
Still, we lack some money to cover other fundamental expenses. First, the production of a case study, that allows us to tell Diego’s story and show the need for open access to knowledge. Secondly, the resources to cover Diego’s travel expenses, this way he will be able to attend his trials in Colombia and participate in a couple of open access events. Finally, keep in mind that this case still faces the possibility of reaching another legal instance: the instance of cassation. In that scenario, we will need money again to pay the lawyers defending Diego.
That is why, although the campaign is officially over, we will leave the Generosity page open for as long as Diego’s case continues. We need all the support we can get, and Generosity is a convenient way of donating to this cause.
During the following months, we will keep you posted about the development of this story. You can find updates once a month at:
- Generosity’s page, section Updates
- Website Compartir no es delito (mostly in Spanish)
- Karisma’s Twitter and Facebook’s page
Now, some word from Diego about this experience.
I am very grateful to all the people who donated and/or shared our crowdfunding. This experience was highly important for me, because it showed that many people, friends and family support me unconditionally in this difficult situation that I’ve faced for almost 4 years.
With your help, we have reached an important part of our goal and I believe that we can still achieve much more. Whatever the donation, it will be important to me.
I would like to thank you personally, however, given the circumstances, I take this medium as an opportunity to send you the best energy.
I thank you deeply!
Diego Gómez, San José, Costa Rica
Once again, thank you for supporting this cause.