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Andrew Wafaa
Works at ARM Holdings, plc
Attended Inverurie Acadamy
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Does anyone know how best to unlock an iPhone from Japan? My parents came back with a phone locked to NTTDocomo, and no-one I've spoken to in the UK appears to be able to unlock it, even the local Apple store.

I'm heading to the US next week, so if it's easier there I can do that.
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So the next +Linaro Connect is in just over a month's time, and being the responsible person that I am I thought it best to start planning now. So... what is appropriate attire for Bangkok, and what do you, my friends, recommend I should wear?
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Whatever you wear, you'll be the prettiest girl at the ball.
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As an outgoing member of the Board I would like to congratulate +Tomáš Chvátal, +Bryan Lunduke and +Gertjan Lettink. I'm confident that you will do the +openSUSE Project proud. I would also like to commiserate +Manu Gupta and +Efstathios Iosifidis, don't be disheartened and I look forward to your ongoing contributions. 
 
Results of the new board election are public now! New board members are +Tomáš Chvátal +Gertjan Lettink and +Bryan Lunduke .Congratulation!
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Backed, and I think you should too. If you don't want the material for yourself, consider donating it to a school or library.
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Question for all my +Gentoo loving friends: Is there an ARMv8 port? My Google-fu is failing me, and all I can see on the downloads page is for ARMv4/5/6/7
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I think these were the ones I used: http://distfiles.gentoo.org/experimental/arm/arm64/
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After 4 years of bi-weekly meetings, today was my last +openSUSE Board meeting. Thank you everyone that has been involved, my tenure has felt like it started only yesterday and also an eternity ago, and I've loved every minute.

Good luck to +Bryan Lunduke +Gertjan Lettink +Tomáš Chvátal +Manu Gupta +Efstathios Iosifidis in the election. Don't worry, I won't be going too far ;-)
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Thanks for really taking out the time into it.
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Not only does +openSUSE have all this cool tech, they're also a great bunch of gals and guys. Their motto of "Have a lot of fun" is taken very seriously and a great place to start is the upcoming openSUSE Conference in June - https://events.opensuse.org/conference/oSC16
 
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Leap - the worlds first hybrid distribution built with both Enterprise & Community working together
Tumbleweed - the reliable rolling release

and OBS - the best open source build/packaging system
and openQA - the best testing tool for operating systems and their applications
and yast - the best graphical management tool for Linux
and snapper - the premier snapshot/rollback tool for Linux
and kiwi - the best OS image building toolset for Linux
and zypper - the best package manager for Linux
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Find out more at www.opensuse.org, use our stuff, help us make it better, and join us to make new stuff. Everyone is welcome.
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With the changing of the guard on the +openSUSE Board, I'm glad to see a continued multinational representation - UK, USA, Czech Rep., Greece, Netherlands. My only grumble is that whilst we are nationally diverse we still lack true diversity; no female ran for the election, and that is a real shame.

At least if gives us something to strive for, and I think we have a reasonable foundation to build upon for our diversity. If you are female, or from any perceived minority and are involved in +openSUSE in any way I would really like to hear your thoughts as to how you think we can address our diversity gap.
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+Måns Rullgård if you come to the openSUSE conference this year I'll do just that - it will be in Nuremberg in June(ish)
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For those that live in the UK, if you are after a new ISP I can't recommend  Xilo enough. They provide a nonsense free service as standard and their service is normally rock solid. If however you hit an issue, their support team are lightning quick to respond and know their stuff.

I switched to them after Sky took over Be* and I've been a happy bunny. If only OpenReach would pull a finger out and stop delaying the upgrade to my cabinet for fibre I'd be even happier.
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But do they have full internet? Or only legacy v4 internet?
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Last change to vote in the +openSUSE Board elections - Results are announced tonight at 23:00 UTC
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I find myself agreeing with most of what is said here. Pretty sure the same applies to all areas of open source, not just code.
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zypper in attitude
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Principal Engineer, Open Source
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  • ARM Holdings, plc
    Principle Engineer, Open Source, 2012 - present
  • Fujitsu
    Senior Solutions Architect, 2007 - 2012
  • EMC Corporation
    Consultant, 2006 - 2007
  • Interpublic Group of Companies
    Core Services Specialist, 2005 - 2006
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Bourne, UK
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Aberdeen, UK - Bishop's Stortford, UK - Abu Dhabi, UAE
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A.K.A. FunkyPenguin. Geek Father with a love for Geekos. Porting openSUSE to ARM.
Introduction
A geek at heart with a love of gadgets, open source and fun. Hoping to become a decent programmer and pilot at some point.

These are my own views and do not necessarily represent the views of my employer.
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Created Smeegol - MeeGo on openSUSE
Education
  • Inverurie Acadamy
    SCE, 1991 - 1994
  • Blairemore
    Common Entrance, 1985 - 1991
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