Emmanuele Somma

Member, Vice-President, Team Lead of Democracy Unit

Humble programmer of the 1968 class,  he played for profit in the ranks of some italian government departments and national autority. Emmanuele has also played for fun in the free europe software foundation and other organizations in the FOSS world. In 1994 he wrote the manifesto for the first Italian organization for the protection of digital rights (LE.CI.TI, the League of telematic citizens) and in 2009 founded Agora Digitale, also volunteering on the board of directors. He has published many technical articles and a book on the copyright case: No SCOpyright! (SCO against Linux), has founded the GNU/Linux Magazine and managed other programming and Internet magazines. Over time he had fun to sue Business Software Alliance (finally condemned) but afterwards amiably twitted with their new president (when the former was removed); to infringe minister Urbani decree against peer-to-peer and the sue Urbani himself for the infringement to his own decree; to find the Italian “Interministerial Commission on digital content in the Internet age (e-content)” involved into plagiarism; to verify the lack of transparency in the field of electronic voting and such other amenities. Currently his focus is on artreligiondata, programming, novel writing and doing some other things that make life better.

Skype: exedre
Twitter: @exedre
E-mail: exedre@hermescenter.org
Homepage: http://about.me/exedre
PGP: 0x9D57FB8268287514 ( https://pgp.mit.edu/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x9D57FB8268287514 )