Zak Greant

Zak Greant

Trained as a chef, but educated in the Free Software and Open Source community, Zak Greant has served as everything from developer and docs writer to strategist and executive for various technology startups and non-profits. When not working they can be found cooking, playing with cats, reading or wondering why they opened so many cans of worms.

Montreal 2022 sessions

An Unnatural History of Free, Libre & Open Source Software

English session - Beginner

How does history repeat? If Free Software and Open Source made history, what kind of history was it and what future does it presage? In this talk, we’ll examine the past, present, and future of information technology and freedom, stopping along the way to visit ancient god-kings, hacker heretics, long-dead muftis, and ourselves in the year 2007.