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Philippe Aigrain
is in charge of free / open source software actions in the European Commission Information Society Technologies Research Programme. In prior lives, he has done research on computer processing, indexing, retrieval and interaction for audiovisual media (video, music, still images). His fields of interest also include the history, economy and sociology of information exchanges.
James Boyle
is Professor of Law at the Duke Law School, North Carolina. He has also taught at Yale, Harvard and Pennsylvania Law School, and specialises in the law of information. He has published Shamans, Software and Spleens and numerous press articles.
Michael Century
has been a policy adviser to the Government of Canada on the cultural applications of ITC, and was the author of a major report to the Rockefeller Foundation on innovation in digital culture.
Bill Cornish
is Professor of Law at Cambridge University, a Fellow of the British Academy and author of several books on the law of intellectual property, patents and copyright.
Rishab Aiyer Ghosh
is International and Managing Editor of First Monday, the peer-reviewed Journal of the Internet, and Programme Leader at the International Institute of Infonomics. He has written widely on the non-formal socio-economic and legal structures of the Internet, and in 1994 developed the ‘Cooking-pot Market’ model of non-monetary economics to explain the functioning of collaborative development.
Mark Greco
is a printmaker, illustrator and lecturer.
John Howkins
Chairman of the Conference, is Chairman of the webcasting company Tornado Ltd., Director of Equator Group plc and author of several books on the communication society. His next book The Creative Economy will be published in June 2001.
Tim Hubbard
is Head of Human Sequence Analysis at the Sanger Center, founded to further the knowledge of genomes, particularly through large scale sequencing and analysis. He is Joint Head of the open source genome annotation project Ensembl, a joint project between the Sanger Centre and the European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI). He is co-author of SCOP, Structural Classification of Proteins Database, and is also co-organiser of CASP, the biannual ‘competition’ to critically assess protein structure prediction methods.
Christopher Kelty
is an anthropologist with special interests in Internet healthcare and in the cultural, economic and political aspects of free software in the US, Germany and India.
Geert Lovink
is a media consultant, publisher and producer of radio programmes. He has worked in Berlin and Budapest and is now based in Australia. His book Uncanny Networks will be published in March 2001.
Roger Malina
is an astronomer and editor: he is Director of the CNRS-Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille, and former Director of the NASA EUVE Observatory at the University of California, Berkeley. Since 1981 he has been the Executive Editor of Leonardo Publications (, which document the work of artists and researchers involved in the application of contemporary science and technology in the arts. He is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics.
Robin Mansell
is Professor of New Media and the Internet at the London School of Economics. She is known for her work on the social, economic and technical issues arising from new technologies.
Glyn Moody
read mathematics at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he was also awarded a PhD in Quantum Mechanics. He started writing ‘Getting Wired’, a weekly page about the business use of the Internet that appears in Computer Weekly, the UK’s top technology title, in 1994. His work has also appeared in The Economist, New Scientist and many national newspapers. He has published four books, of which Rebel Code (Penguin 2001) is the most recent.
Antoine Moreau
is an artist and founder of Copyleft and of the newsgroup fr.rec.arts.plastiques for information about art and artists.
Alok Nandi
is a lecturer, writer and director in the new media, including mixed media. He is preparing installations for Porto 2001.
John Naughton
is leader of the Going Digital project at the Open University and a fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge. He runs the Press Fellowship Programme and is involved in the creation of Open Source teaching materials.
Anne Nigten
is Managing Director of the V2 Laboratory in Rotterdam. She is a visual designer and lecturer in the audio-visual arts.
Drazen Pantic
is the founder of OpenNet, the Internet department of Radio B92 in Belgrade. He has lectured and published widely on the use of the Internet to support independent media and free expression.
Bruce Perens
is a software engineer turned business person, primary author of The Open Source Definition, the formative document of the Open Source movement, and founder of Linux Standard Base and the Open Source Initiative.
Simon Pope
is an artist, lecturer, producer and software designer.
Hannu Puttonen
is a Finnish film-maker and writer. The most recent documentary film by Puttonen, ‘The Code’ (2001), is about the free software movement, most specifically on the GNU/Linux phenomenon, featuring Linus Torvalds, Richard M Stallman and Eric Raymond. Earlier works include two documentaries on British songwriters Billy Bragg (‘Mr. Bragg Goes to Moscow’) and Momus (‘Man of Letters’). Puttonen lives in Helsinki. Besides directing documentary films, he makes experimental radio plays and lectures on media art at the University of Lappland.
Richard Stallman
is the founder of the GNU free operating system, the principal author of the GNU C compiler and other programs, and holds an honorary doctorate at the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden.
Marilyn Strathern
is Mistress of Girton College, Cambridge and Professor of Social Anthropology. She specialises in the anthropology of kinship, ownership and gender.
Justin Watts
is a solicitor and a partner in the London intellectual property specialists Bristows. He is a chartered engineer and holds a doctorate in electrical engineering from Cambridge University. He specialises in software, electronics and IT patent litigation and has been involved in many cases testing the relationship between patents, standards, and competition law in the IT field.
Martha Woodmansee
is at the English Department of Case Western Reserve University, Ohio, and has written several books on authorship and intellectual property. She is especially interested in the collaborative nature of creative production.
Bob Young
has twenty years’ experience in computer industry finance and marketing and has been recognised among Business Week’s ‘top entrepreneurs’. He is the Co-Founder and Chairman of Red Hat Center, now known as the Center for the Public Domain.


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