On a slightly more positive note, I've been very nearly overwhelmed by the response from people at the Summit on Sustainability here as well as from the 4.2 release event. I have met a large number of very interesting people and am now suffering from a somewhat monumental backlog of email from them. It's going to take me a while to get through it all, but having so many new quality contacts to catch up with can only good problem to have.
I'd also like to thank the FSFE team here in Zurich (Shane, Georg and Graeme) for their time the other day. What an intense and useful set of conversations! I can't wait to start working on the issues raised; while very big topics things such as raising awareness of issues around data integrity and identity in online services are important to add to the F/OSS "agenda". Extra thanks to Georg for coming out to present at the 4.2 release event.
The local team here, particularly Luca and Pascal, have been wonderful and I have managed to not get lost even once thus far in Zurich. An amazing achievement for me. ;)
Anyways ... back to the email salt mines. ;)