About the author

The author was brought up with Basic, Assembly, C and C++ languages. His main aptitude is the object code, and the conceptualization of the data and its treatment.

When he was ten, the school has put a computer in his hands and one made him write a program on this machine equipped with a keyboard and a screen. One hour later, he said to himself that when he grew up, he would be a programmer.

As some of the first generation, he read some books and magazines. He read and reread them to know by heart the keywords of the language and to know how to control the elements of the machine. He entered by hand codes of little games and system hacks. Then he started writing his own programs. At first he bought a few games, then people from schools showed him how to copy the tapes to exchange them, and then they began to give themselves lots of software copies on floppy disks he accepted without knowing the value of the work.

The low secondary school guidance counselor told him that the best for him was to make an "IUT informatique", and next an engineer school according to his results. He was entirely agreed even if he knew nothing about many things. But it did not go very well as planned and he did not follow the three quarters of courses. However, he had a very good teacher of analysis and design of information systems. Then his first project leader taught him everything there was to know in outline on his business and he has worked for major companies and big medical and financial organizations.

He now considers the right and need of the source code of all software sold or distributed free of charge, and therefore not falls within the internal and legal activity of a group nor the national security, to be as free and monetizable by its producer as the text of a book because of the immutable principle that a code hidden to the public is like a book hidden to the public.