I was just on the website of Cornell’s Legal Information Institute (that’s the organization that kicked off the “open law” movement of which our own CanLII is a part). They are asking for financial donations. The notice explains:
Your support helps us help others.
There are over one million links to the LII, from hundreds of thousands of websites.
Today, many of those are sites that help people who are struggling with debt, and the people and organizations who help them: debt counselors, bankruptcy lawyers, consumer self-help sites, and countless others.
The LII stands out because we make law both freely available and accessible. We create new things that make law easier to find and understand — something that’s important to a diverse, global audience of lawyers and non-lawyers alike.
We can’t do it without your tax-deductible contributions. Please give generously.
To contribute, go to their donations page. You may also see the notice when you first visit the site; they are keeping the notice posted until December 31, 2008.