Generation Y is a personal, independent and non-profit project. The basic cost of this blog is the server that is located in Spain, given the impossibility for Cubans of having their own independent domain on servers in our country. GY produces no dividends, on the contrary, in order to make it work I connect â€“ from a hotel â€“ to the Internet for a few brief hours a week to send my texts via email, to be published later.
The many translations of GY are the fruit of the solidarity of citizens in many countries, who receive no salary or material benefit for translating my texts into other languages. It is a relationship based on sympathy and personal support, which has nothing to do with commercial or employment connections. The dissemination of my writings is strengthened thanks to these translations and on the other hand those who prepare them are able to improve their language skills and also help a citizen who just wants to express herself and relate what happens every day.
This blog receives no funding or help from political parties, governments or organizations of any ideology. Its genesis is independent and autonomous, and it appears and is maintained thanks to citizen solidarity and the effort of this servant. Thus, I will be on-line while I have stories to tell and the desire to keep bringing them to cyberspace. Even though GY returns no material benefits, it has opened the door of publications all over the world where I maintain opinion columns. Among these magazines and periodicals in which I publish frequently or sporadically, highlights include: Internazionale, La Stampa, Nuevo DĂa, El Mercurio, Poder, PolĂtica Internacional, TAZ, Die Welt, Impressa, Letras Libres and Gatopardo. The honoraria for these collaborations contribute to my family income and are turned into Internet connection cards, and used to recharge my mobile phone and those of other Cuban bloggers, which we basically use to send Twitter messages.
Generation Y is operated through free software from WordPress, downloaded without charge from http://www.wordpress.org. The server where it is located is also operated through a free program, Linux. The portal Desdecuba.com is built on another open-code and free program, Joomla, and at this time is screaming for some designer to help us with a little bit of their time to rebuild it.
We gratefully receive donations from individuals, cultural, journalistic or academic foundations who want to collaborate with the maintenance of this blog and especially with the high cost of internet access in Cuba. On the other hand, we do not accept funds from governments or political groups.
None of the help received from personal hands influences or will influence my voice and my themes. I continue to be the â€śfree electronâ€ť who started this virtual space in April 2007. If you want to lend a hand you will be welcome, if you want to control my writing you will be wasting your time.