Richard Matthew Stallman
Known as the father of free software, he started working on it when he was working at the MIT AI lab in the 80's.
American software freedom activist and programmer, he campaigns for software to be distributed in a manner such that its users receive the freedoms to use, study, distribute and modify that software.
Wikipedia / Personal website
- Free Software Foundation : FSF
Heather Marsh is an author, programmer and human rights organizer. From 2010 to 2012 she was the administrator and editor in chief of the Wikileaks news site Wikileaks Central and she participated in, promoted or reported on most of the major social movements of 2010-11 from their first initiations. In 2013 she wrote a book called Binding Chaos about methods of mass collaboration she had experimented with while working with Wikileaks, Occupy, Anonymous, M15 and many other mass movements. She is currently working on Autonomy, Diversity, Society, a book about achieving a balance in these primary social and governance goals. She is also working on Releasing Chaos, a book(s) which looks at how to build resilient horizontal societies, writing the Code Will Rule series which is designing actual tools, in technology and also in our governance and legal structures, that will help us in self-governance and developing Getgee, a project to create a universal database and trust network as a first step away from corporate control of our tools of collaboration.
Tristan Nitot, 50, is an entrepreneur, author and hacktivist. He is now Chief Product Officer of the French Cozy Cloud Start-up, who builds an open-source personal Cloud.
Tristan has been involved with the Mozilla project (Firefox) since its launch in 1997 and founded Mozilla Europe, for which he was a president.
Tristan has published a book called Surveillance:// in October 2016 about privacy in the digital age.
Tristan was a member of the French National Digital Council (CNNum) and is now a member of the prospective committee of the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) since September 2015.
Wikipédia / Site perso
Well-known member of the French Free Software community and a R&D Engineer. He is a also a network specialist and a Blockchain enthusiast. He is a board member of France-IX, the main Internet exchange point in France.
Wikipedia (French) / Blog perso
Yann Moulier Boutang
French economist and essayist. He wrote "The Bee and The Economist" (2010), where he explains that all humans create economic value, like bees during pollination.
Wikipedia (French) / Site de Multitudes
In the Evening
Every evening we invite you to discover artists who use free software or promote free culture.
Kimiko Ishizaka is a pioneer in the use of Creative Commons licensing for new classical recordings. In 2012, and again in 2105, she turned to her fan base on Kickstarter.com to finance major recordings of Bach pieces, and in turn released both the Goldberg Variations and the Well-Tempered Clavier into the public domain. She worked with the software company Musescore to also create new digital editions of the scores for these pieces. Her latest project will be to record Bach's "Art of the Fugue", and set it free.
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