2012 has been a year I found myself in the strange position of being sued over software I have built and given away for free, both in Albania and Canada, the two countries I have spent the past 17 years of my life studying, working and living. That’s why, if I were to characterize this year in my life with a name, that name would be: “2012 – The Legal Year.”
I still don’t have a formal notice of the Albanian “trial” decision other than what has been verbally passed onto me (I was waiting for a copy of their decision before the end of the year, that never came). Perhaps in the new year it will come and I will share it, as promised, on this very blog.
In the meantime, I see with sadness my birth country sliding even more deeply into a poor excuse of a state. I spent the most recent 4 years of my life there, trying to help build an institution that would have served as a model for the rest of the country, only to see that institution, the state university of Vlora, destroyed in a short period of time by those running the very state it belongs to.
Goodbye, 2012, the Legal Year of my life.
Let 2013 bring better times.