• Intel
  • Microsoft
  • Google
  • Sun Microsystems
  • BT
  • IBM
  • Yahoo! Inc.
  • Zimbra
  • Atlassian Software Systems
  • Disney
  • EnterpriseDB
  • Etelos
  • Ingres
  • JasperSoft
  • Kablink
  • Linagora
  • MindTouch
  • Mozilla Corporation
  • Novell, Inc.
  • Open Invention Network
  • OpSource
  • RightScale
  • Silicon Mechanics
  • Tenth Planet
  • Ticketmaster
  • Voiceroute
  • White Oak Technologies, Inc.
  • XAware
  • ZDNet

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Zak Greant

Zak Greant
Electronic Frontierist, LexPublica


Zak Greant’s love of Free Software and Open Source is turning him into a penguin. The only visible changes (so far) are a gradual accumulation of blubber, a loss of hair (which he hopes is the prelude to feather growth) and a growing preference for raw fish.

When not practicing how to waddle or wear a tuxedo, he passes the time by running the Foo Associates strategic consultancy and by working with various Free Software and Open Source projects and companies, including the Free Software Foundation, the Mozilla Foundation and the Open Source Initiative.


Emerging Topics
Location: D139/140 Level: Novice
Zak Greant (LexPublica)
Average rating: ****.
(4.33, 6 ratings)
Free Software and Open Source are understood to be reshaping technology. What is less understood is how critical FOSS is to the future of free societies. During this session, we'll examine the past, present and future of our freedoms, stopping along the way to visit ancient god-kings, hacker heretics, long-dead muftis, and our first computers. Read more.
Location: E146 Level: Novice
Zak Greant (LexPublica)
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 2 ratings)
Hackers and makers, inventors and innovators, evangelists and activists, CXOs and entrepreneurs: each year thousands of us make our rounds on the FOSS conference circuit. Arriving through environment-punishing air travel, we descend into a banality of over-packaged shwag, glossy brochures, disposable cups, and hotel stays. We're a principled, smart and innovative lot—we can do so much better. Read more.
OSCON 2008