Philippe Aigrain

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Philippe Aigrain
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Philippe Aigrain in the Journée du domaine public, 2012 in Paris
Born(1949-07-15)15 July 1949
Died11 July 2021(2021-07-11) (aged 71)
Alma mater Paris Diderot University

Philippe Aigrain (15 July 1949 [1] – 11 July 2021 [2] [3] ) was a French computer scientist, activist and researcher.


He was one of the directors of the Software Freedom Law Center in New York City and a cofounder of the French non-profit La Quadrature du Net. In 2003, he founded and directed Sopinspace, a solution provider for participatory democracy and public debate using the Internet.

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  1. Aigrain.
  2. "Mort de Philippe Aigrain, des logiciels libres aux biens communs".
  3. "Philippe Aigrain, le sens du commun".
  5. Philippe, Aigrain (2012). Sharing: Culture and the Economy in the Internet Age. Amsterdam University Press. doi:10.26530/OAPEN_409602. ISBN   9789089643858.