Aigrain, Philippe

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Philippe Aigrain = Author of an important french-language book on the informational commons


URL = http://www.causecommune.org


BIO

Source: http://www.coolheads.com/egov/opensource/topicmap/a141/author.html

"Philippe Aigrain was Head of Sector "Software Technologies" in the unit "Software Technologies and Distributed Systems" of the European Commission Information Society Technologies R&D Programme, in which he was in charge of actions in support to free / open source software and related innovation. He was trained as a mathematician and theoretical computer scientist, and holds a Doctorat and the Habilitation à Diriger les Recherches from University Paris 7. From 1972 to 1981, he worked in software engineering research groups of software companies. He was a research fellow at U.C. Berkeley in 1982. Since then, and before joining the European Commission in 1996, he headed research teams in the field of computer processing, indexing, retrieval and interaction for audiovisual media (video, music, still images). He is the author of more than 60 technical papers, as well as of papers on the history, economy and sociology of information exchanges."


More Information

An article by the author is at http://temps-nouveaux.net/article.php3?id_article=149


Key Book

Philippe Agrain. Cause commune : l'information entre bien commun et propriété, Editions Fayard, 2005.