Meet the Stakeholder Board: Philippe Aigrain
The P2Pvalue Consortium is supported by a Stakeholder Board. It includes representatives from the main actors in the CBPP field, including universities (e.g. Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet & Society, Access to Knowledge for Development Center of American University of Cairo, Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies of Warwick University), major nonprofits (e.g. Creative Commons, Wikimedia, La Quadrature du Net, International Association for the Study of the Commons), SMEs (e.g. Sensorica, OpenPicus, Goteo, Shareable, Dyne), large industry actors (e.g. France Telecom), and others of similar stature yet to be invited.
The role of the members of the Stakeholder Board is twofold:
- to represent the ‘users’ of the platform, both individual and collective, in helping to design and in commenting on the development of the platform
- to act as “ambassadors” for the project, reaching out to their communities, professional colleagues and the media on behalf of the project.
Over the next few weeks we will be introducing the Members here. The full Stakeholder Board can be seen here
Dr. Philippe Aigrain, La Quadrature du Net (Cofounder), Software Freedom Law Center (Director)
Philippe Aigrain holds a doctorate and Habilitation à diriger les recherches in computer science. Prior to creating the Society for Public Information Spaces, he was head of sector “Software technology and society” within the Information Society General Directorate of the European Commission. He was in particular in charge of actions related to free/ open source software actions. Before that Dr. Aigrain was head of the “Media Analysis and Interaction” research group within the Institut de Recherche en Informatique de Toulouse (IRIT). Involved in information commons advocacy, active in many free/open source software initiatives and public debate projects, he has founded and is the CEO of Sopinspace. He is an active blogger and writer of articles and books on his subjects of interest.