EOLE 2019 : Legal Aspects of Digital Commons

International annual conference cycle, the European Open Source & Free Software Law Event (EOLE) aims to promote the share and dissemination of legal knowledge related to free software, as well as the development and promotion of good practices. Initiative born in 2008 from practitioners’ needs, EOLE has for purpose to develop a legal doctrine dedicated to the dissemination of neutral and qualitative information. This year, the one-day conference took place in Marseille on October 16th.

2019 Thematic : « Legal challenges of digital commons »

Necessity for some, alternative for others, digital commons are becoming the new collective goal in a society someway too technological and not enough human oriented. This increasing phenomenon is transforming the way of working of traditional actors from numerous sectors: health, mobility, spatial, Legal, etc.

For this 12th edition, EOLE has been hosted by the event Numérique en Commun[s] for a one-day event mixing conferences and workshops, with people from both digital commons and Open Source projects in order to share thoughts, experiences and ideas.

Discover the restitution of the day in the following articles :


From 9:30 to 10:00

  • Welcoming Speech
    • Benjamin Jean, CEO, inno³
    • Pierre-Louis Rolle, Deputy Director, Agence du Numérique
    • Olivier Raynaud, Head of Incubator, Barreau de Marseille

From 10:00 to 11:30

  • The digital commons at the service of all: citizens, administrations and businesses
    • Marco Ciurcina, Lawyer, Studiolegale.it
    • Olivier Jaspart, Legal Advisor, City of Livry-Gargan
    • Pierre-Louis Rolle, Deputy Director, Agence du Numérique
    • Gérald Elbaze, Director, APTIC
    • Jonathan Keller, PhD in Law, Telecom ParisTech

From 11:30 to 12:30

  • Open Law: What legal tools are needed for open collaboration?
    • Laura Garbati, Lawyer, CSI Piemonte
    • Camille Moulin, Consultant, inno³
    • Vincent Bachelet, Vice-president, Coopcycle


From 14:00 to 15:30

  • How do you legally organise an open community?
    • Catherine Dewailly, PhD, Open Data France
    • Malcolm Bain, Lawyer, id Partner Law
    • Rachel Arnould, Active member, Open Food Network

From 15:30 to 16:30

  • Free competition and the digital commons: what’s at stake?
    • Benjamin Jean, CEO, inno³

From 16:30 to 18:00

  • What digital commons for the law and what law for the digital commons?
    • Benjamin Jean, CEO, inno³
    • Olivier Raynayd, Head of Incubator, Barreau de Marseille

Form 18:00 to 18:30

  • Closing speech
    • Benjamin Jean, CEO, inno³