The Consortium will be supported by a Stakeholder Board. It will include 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. Initially it consists of 16 members from 12 countries, as listed in Table 2.2.

The role of the members of the Stakeholder Board will be 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.





Philippe Aigrain

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.


Panayotis Antoniadis

Panayotis Antoniadis is a senior researcher at ETH Zurich. He has an interdisciplinary profile with background on the design and implementation of distributed systems (Computer Science Department, University of Crete), Ph.D. on the economics of peer-to-peer networks (Athens University of Economics and Business), post-doc on policies for the federation of shared virtualized infrastructures (UPMC Sorbonne Universités), and an on-going collaboration with urban planners on the role of information and communication technologies for bridging the virtual with the physical space in cities (project With the partial support of the EU Network of Excellence on Internet Science (EINS), Panayotis is currently active in the organization of various interdisciplinary events that aim to bring together researchers, practitioners, and activists from various fields around the participatory design of hybrid urban space with a focus on wireless and peer-to-peer technology. In this context, his personal conviction is that there is an urgent need for a global social learning framework, a toolkit, that will allow citizens to build local networks for supporting local interactions, and claim their right to the (hybrid) city.


Yochai Benkler

Harvard University, Law School (Professor) Berkman Center for Internet & Society (Co-director)

Yochai Benkler is the Berkman Professor of Entrepreneurial Legal Studies at Harvard Law School, and faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University. Since the 1990s he has played a role in characterizing the role of information commons and decentralized collaboration to innovation, information production, and freedom in the networked economy and society. His books include The Wealth of Networks: How social production transforms markets and freedom (Yale University Press 2006), which won academic awards from the American Political Science Association, the American Sociological Association, and the McGannon award for social and ethical relevance in communications. In 2012 he received a lifetime achievement award from Oxford University in recognition of his extraordinary contribution to the study and public understanding of the Internet and information goods.His work is socially engaged, winning him the Ford Foundation Visionaries Award in 2011, the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s Pioneer Award for 2007, and the Public Knowledge IP3 Award in 2006. It is also anchored in the realities of markets, and was cited as “perhaps the best work yet about the fast moving, enthusiast-driven Internet” by the Financial Times and named best business book about the future in 2006 by Strategy and Business. Benkler has advised governments and international organizations on innovation policy and telecommunications, and serves on the boards or advisory boards of several nonprofits engaged in working towards an open society. His work can be freely access at 


David Bollier

David Bollier ( is an author, activist, blogger and consultant who has spent the past ten years exploring the commons as a new paradigm of economics, politics and culture. He has pursued this work as an editor of – a leading website about commons-based policy and politics, and Fellow at On the Commons. Bollier also collaborates with a variety of international and domestic partners, and recently co-founded the Commons Strategy Group as an international consulting project. In the spring of 2010, he taught “The Rise of the Commons” as the Croxton Lecturer at Amherst College.  Bolier is Cofounder of the Commons Strategies Group


Tiberius Brastaviceanu

Sensorica (Cofounder) Since 2008 Tiberius studies the effects of the new technology on power structures. He founded the Multitude Project in August 2008. He also co-founded Sensorica in February 2010, which is a pilot project for the Open Value Network model, an application of commons-based peer production. Tiberius is also involved in the #occupy movement and participates in other projects related to what he calls the multitude movement, a concept similar to p2p movement.


Simone Cicero

OuiShare (Rome Connector) Hopen Think Tank (Cofounder) OpenPicus (Advisor)

Strategist, product and service designer focused on co-design, design thinking and innovation helping both startups and established organizations to thrive. He has a vast experience in services and consumer electronics industry, he’s Lean coach with deep experiences in adapting agile approaches to non-software centric contexts. Simone also runs workshops for strategy creation, product and service design, and more.

Blogger and public speaker, Program Fellow for the OuiShare Fest and founder of Hopen Think Tank in Rome.

Simone also works a lot with Open Source Hardware and Distributed Manufacturing business models and strategies. Indeed he’s Co-Chair of the Open Source Hardware Summit 2014 and International Branches Chair at Open Source Hardware Association.


Neal Gorenflo

Shareable Magazine (Cofounder)

Neal Gorenflo is the co-founder of Shareable, an award-winning news, action, connection hub for the sharing transformation. An epiphany in 2004 inspired Neal to leave the corporate world to help people share through Internet startups, publishing, grassroots organizing, and a circle of friends committed to the common good. See Also Policies for a Shareable City The Book Share Or Die


Silke Helfrich

Silke Helfrich (Germany) is an author and independent activist of the commons. She is founding member of Commons Strategies Group. She was regional representative of the Heinrich Böll Foundation in Mexico/Central America for several years, and was the editor of Wem gehört die Welt, and translator and editor of Elinor Ostrom: Was mehr wird, wenn wir teilen. She blogs at


Celia Lury

Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies of Warwick University (Director)

Celia Lury is Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Methodologies at the University of Warwick. Recent publications include: Branding: the logos of the global economy (Routledge, 2004); Global Culture Industry: the mediation of things (Polity, 2007, with Scott Lash); Consumer Culture (Polity, 2011, Second Edition).


Smári McCarthy

Smári McCarthy is an Icelandic/Irish innovator and information activist. He is a board member of the International Modern Media Institute, a co-founder of the Icelandic Digital Freedom Society (FSFÍ) and a participant in the Global Swadeshi movement. He is a founding member of the Icelandic Pirate Party, and stood as their lead candidate in Iceland’s southern constituency in the 2013 parliamentary elections. He was the spokesperson and one of the organizers of the Icelandic Modern Media Initiative.


Leticia Merino

IASC: International Association for the Study of the Commons (President)  Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (Professor)

Leticia Merino holds a PHD in Anthropology, a masters in Sociology and a Masters on Population. She studied the last masters at Jawarharla Nehru University, in India and has also studied Political Sciences an in Natural Resources. For the last 12 years She has worked as a researcher and teacher on social sciences and environmental issues, focusing in forest resources. She entered the National Autonomus University in 1994, and previously worked in different academic institutions in Mexico. She has been a consultant for the Workd Bank, Ford Foundation and FAO, on forest problems, policies and strategies for sustainable management.


Jonas Öberg

Jonas Öberg is a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow where he works on enabling a persistent link between digital works and their metadata, to automate the process of attribution and making it easier for people to use digital works, especially those licensed under open licenses.

Prior to working with the Shuttleworth Foundation, he was the Regional Coordinat or for Creative Commons in Europe, lecturer in Software Engineering at the University of Gothenburg and co-founded the Free Software Foundation Europe where he also served as vice president for seven years.

When he needs to avoid computers and technology, he’s renovating a 19th century house in northen Sweden.


Valerie Peugeot

Orange Labs, France Telecom R&D (Future Studies Project manager)

Valérie Peugeot is president of Vecam, a non profit organisation, created in 1995, dealing with the impact of ICT (information and communication technologies) on societies. Valérie has been working for Vecam from 1998 until 2004. Since then she is still involved in the activities of the association as a volunteer. She has been involved in several international initiatives such as the Dot Force, and the WSIS (world summit on information society). She was one of the coordinators for the publishing of Words matter, as well as Pouvoir Savoir, le développement face aux biens communs. In 2009, she coordinated the preparation and animation of a workshop on the commons within the first World Forum on Science and democracy. She is also involved in the French working group accès aux savoirs (access to knowledge) and a member of the Forum Action Modernités. Professionally she works for the research and development department of Orange France Télécom, in a lab dedicated to sociology and economy.


Nagla Rizk

Access to Knowledge for Development Center (Founding Director) American University in Cairo, Dept of Economics (Assoc.Prof.) Open Africa Innovation Research Project (Steering Committee)

Dr. Nagla Rizk is Professor of Economics and Founding Director of the Access to Knowledge for Development Center (A2K4D) at the School of Business, the American University in Cairo. Rizk is a Faculty Associate at Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University and an affiliated fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School. Her area of research is the economics of knowledge, information technology and development, with focus on business models in the digital economy, intellectual property and human development.


Denis Rolo (Jaromil) Foundation (Cofounder) (Cofounder) (Developer)

Denis Roio (also known as Jaromil) is a free software programmer, media artist and activist. He has made significant contributions to the development of multimedia and streaming applications on the Linux platform. He was born in Pescara, Italy and now lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands while completing his Ph.D research at the Planetary Collegium M-Node. He is one of the authors of the dyne:bolic Linux distribution, and of various free software projects, including MuSE and FreeJ.  In 2000 Jaromil started the foundation under the flag of Freedom of Creation, playing hybrid between the fields of politics, art and technology.


Enric Senabre

Enric Senabre

Goteo: Crowdfunding for the Commons (Cofounder)

Enric Senabre has an MA in the Information and Knowledge Society from Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, where he is assistant professor in Multimedia Studies. He is a member of the Platoniq collective and one of the co-founders of, a crowdfunding platform for open projects. He is Deputy Director of the CyberSociety Observatory, where he has directed projects such as the 4th Cyber Society Congress.

A member of the local chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation, Senabre previously worked as a coordinator of the City and Collaboration department at Citilab-Cornellà and as online content coordinator of the Infonomía network. He  has also implemented eLearning projects and open educational resources for various institutions, including the Mozilla Foundation.


Dario Taraborelli

Wikimedia Foundation (Senior Research Analyst)

Dario Taraborelli (DarTar) is the Senior Research Analyst, Strategy, at the Wikimedia Foundation. Dario is a key part of the Wikimedia Foundation Strategy Team, whose job it is to advance Wikimedia’s strategic thinking on an ongoing basis, and to help organize relevant research and analytics. Dario most recently was a postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Social Simulation, University of Surrey in the UK. Previously he was Marie Curie Fellow at the Department of Psychology, University College London. He holds a PhD in Cognitive Science from École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, France, an MSc in Cognitive Science, and an MA in Philosophy of Science. He has taught at various universities, including Sciences Po in Paris, Université Paris 7, and École Normale Supérieure. He has served as advisor and editor for numerous scientific publications, organizations and conferences. Notably, Dario has participated in wiki-related research and development since 2004. He is lead developer of WikkaWiki, an open source wiki engine; developer of WikiTracer, a prototype toolkit for wiki analytics; and founder and developer of ReaderMeter, a mashup visualizing readership of scholarly publications. He has led or participated in many other projects relevant to wikis and social media. See for a list of his research projects and publications.


Mako Benjamin Hill

University of Washington, MIT, FSF, Debian

Benjamin Mako Hill is a Debian hacker, intellectual property researcher, activist. He is a contributor and free software developer as part of the Debian and Ubuntu projects as well as the author of two best-selling technical books on the subject, Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 Bible and The Official Ubuntu Book. Hill is an assistant professor in communications at the University of Washington,[4] and currently serves as a member of the Free Software Foundation board of directors.