Translated from the publisher's website:
John Doe is a small french publishing house specializing in role playing games. Our ambition is to offer complete sets containing all the needed material, ready to play, quick to implement, in short accessible formats.
These short formats allow to address complex themes, by giving the game master all the needed tools to set up campaigns.
John Doe was created in November 2006 by two thirtysomethings gamers (and therefore "players who lack the time for massive campains" themselves): Le grumph and Emmanuel Gharbi.