I Have An Possible Chance To Meet An ARM Senior Manager

Alexander Stephen Thomas Ross maillist_fsfe at aross.me
Mon Oct 15 15:56:16 UTC 2012

Would you have any thing you would like me to talk about?
Whatever you want me to discuss is of interest to me. Remember I am
hardware newbie.

He is one of the 7 chaps from the beginnings of ARM and still employed.

I have also asked here:
(lots of discussion here)
and on the LibrePlanet discuss ML.

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FLAC (Audio only. Use with the FLAC audio format.)

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