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Taiwan open source conference sets agenda

May 21, 2009 — by Eric Brown — from the LinuxDevices Archive — views

An agenda has been posted for the FreedomHEC Taipei open source conference in Taiwan. Scheduled for June 10-11, the conference focuses on embedded hardware running open source Linux, and includes presentations on Linux fast-boot technology, GPL licensing, the Qi bootloader, and… Coreboot.

Jon Corbet

Freedom Hardware Engineer Conference, 2008 was held in Taipei on Nov. 20-21 and featured an address by well-known hacker and GPL activist Harald Welte (pictured above), who spoke about Linux drivers and the problems with the Linux kernel's lack of a binary interface. This year, Welte will speak again, this time on GPL license compliance. Other speakers include Greg Kroah-Hartman of the Linux Driver Project, Jon Corbet (right) of, and Chen Ing Hau, developer of the infamous Chernobyl (CIH) virus. The conference is being held directly after the huge Computex computer show in Taipei.

The conference is sponsored by the Taiwan-based IDEAS Institute of the Institute for Information Industry, and co-sponsored by the Linux Foundation and the Linux Driver Project. The conference is once again billed as an opportunity for hardware vendors “looking for a cost-effective Linux driver strategy.”

FreedomHEC presentations include:

  • June 10:
    • Kernel report — Jon Corbet (pictured above), executive editor of

      Jim Huang
    • Qi: Lightweight boot loader applied in mobile and embedded devices — Jim Huang (pictured at right), aka “Jserv,” Linux developer (,, etc.)
    • Linux fast boot — Fred Chien, Linux developer
    • VIA's Experience: Merging driver into mainline — Joseph Chan
    • Linux driver tutorial — Greg Kroah-Hartman, Linux Driver Project
  • June 11:
    • Linux driver reverse engineering — Chen Ing Hau (CIH), engineer, Gigabyte Technology
    • CoreBoot (formerly LinuxBIOS) — Peter Stuge,
    • Kernel community — Jon Corbet
    • Linux Driver Project — Greg Kroah-Hartman
    • GPL license compliance — Harald Welte
    • Panel discussion: Kernel Community - Jon Corbet, Greg Kroah-Hartman, Wilson Tien


The FreedomHEC Taipei conference will be held at the Technical Service Building in Taipei City, Taiwan on June 10-11. More information and registration may be found here.

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