I've been a bit over a week in Taipei, mainly to co-present (with Armijn Hemel) the GPL compliance engineering workshop at Academia Sinica. The workshop was attended by more than 100 representatives of the local IT industry in Taiwan, from both legal and engineering departments.
I think even only the sheer number of attendees is a great sign to indicate how important the subject of Free Software license compliance has become in the IT industry, and specifically in the embedded consumer electronics market.
I would like to use this opportunity again to thank the OSSF at Academia Sinica for doing a great job in organizing this event.
Thanks also to Armijn, who not only does excellent work at gpl-violations.org but also covered the majority of the presentations at the workshop.
So what did I do the remaining week? Lots of meetings, mostly with companies regarding GPL compliance, but also with old friends like Wolfgang Spraul and Holger Freyther who happened to be in the city at the same time.
I also had some very exciting meetings related to my various GSM related FOSS projects, but it is too early to really say anything about them.