"Luther Blissett" is a multi-use name, an open reputation informally adopted and shared by hundreds of artists and activists all over Europe since the summer of 1994. For reasons unknown, the name was borrowed from an English football player of Afro-Caribbean origin from the 1980s. In Italy between 1994 and 1999, the self-named Luther Blissett project (an organized network within the community which shares the identity of "Luther Blissett") became an extremely popular phenomenon and gained the reputation of a popular hero. Blissett was also active in other countries, especially Spain and Germany. December 1999 saw the end of the five-year plan which had been drawn up by the members of the LBP. All the "veterans" committed a symbolic seppuku (ritual Samurai suicide). The end of the LBP does not mean the end of LB, who continues to resurface in cultural debates, and is still popular on the net.