First of all, who is Daniel Nicoletti? He is a KDE and Freedesktop developer, the author of many great things like Apper, the PackageKit-based KDE package manager, a new KDE Print Manager, colord-kde and the Aptcc backend PackageKit uses on Debian-based systems. Also, he is a friend of mine and we work on many projects together.
Recently, he was traveling to the Linux Color Management Hackfest 2012, but he never reached Brno, instead he was arrested by Interpol at the airport in Munich.
The reason is a tragic accident about a year ago. If you are a KDE developer/user, you might know the story already. Daniel and his family wanted to move to Argentinia. On the way, a car suddenly stopped on the road. To avoid a collision, Daniel tried to dodge the car, which then collided with a truck. His daughter died later in cause of the accident. The KDE release 4.6.3 was dedicated in memory of her.
After these events, the family decided to move back to Argentinia for various reasons. Meanwhile – and without Daniel knowing anything about it – Argentinia filed an Interpol request to get him, accusing him for murdering his daughter. (As – of course – he was no longer in Argentinia)
At time, he is arrested in Munich, and Argentina asks for his extradition, but Germany does not totally agree with his guilt.
Thanks to our really awesome community (really, I can’t express how impressed and proud I am) he received some help quickly, after his wife posted a desperate request for help via his Google+ account. – At first, she didn’t even know what exactly had happened, because no communication was allowed to Daniel (and still is not), and we all assumed an accident.
Now he has a lawyer who is communicating with his wife. In the worst case, Daniel will be struck for at least another 6 months, unless his wife can come over and intercede for him.
At time, his family is collecting money so his wife is able to go to Munich and clear the situation, because due to these incidents, there is not much money left. So, if you want you can donate for him.http://blog.tenstral.net/2012/11/where-is-daniel-nicoletti.html
The following was posted by his wife on Daniel/Dantti's BlogDantti's BlogDonations/Pledges