On 06/25/2013 12:48 PM, inode0 wrote:
On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 10:38 AM, Ryan Lerch
> On 06/25/2013 10:59 AM, inode0 wrote:
>> On Tue, Jun 25, 2013 at 8:07 AM, Ryan Lerch <rlerch(a)redhat.com> wrote:
>>> Hi all,
>>> Has anyone got any ideas of Fedora / Flock merch that we could get made
>>> the view of possibly selling it at flock?
>>> we need ideas of stuff that will sell, so obscure stuff like fedora
>>> dog collars should be avoided.
>>> a few ideas i had were:
>>> * Mugs
>>> * Laptop Skins
>>> * Lanyards
>>> * USB drives
>> From my perspective selling things to Fedora contributors that we
>> freely give away to random people at other events just doesn't feel
>> right. We have given FUDCon attendees lanyards in the past and we
>> probably have enough leftover Fedora branded USB sticks from the Red
>> Hat Summit to give every Flock attendee one if we think that is a good
>> use of the leftovers (which I do).
> I understand this, and the purpose of this thread was not to imply that we
> are going tp stop giving away the free stuff, but more just an exploration
> of the items we could produce. I would definitely pay money for an few extra
> fedora lanyards or higher capacity fedora branded USB drive (even if i get
> both of these for free in the swag bag) I would especially have no issues
> spending this extra cash if proceeds went into helping fund getting
> contributors to flock itself!
So now I'm getting the impression we might be charging contributors
more than the items cost to raise money for some purpose?! I don't see
how that purpose could be attendance at Flock since we won't know how
much will be raised until after the items are sold at Flock.
You are reading too
much into this. as i stated before, this thread was
merely intended to be "just an exploration of the items we could produce"
Probably the design list isn't the place to ask but since you seem to
know more than anyone else I've asked what is your understanding of
the purpose of selling items to contributors beyond letting
contributors get merchandise they would like to have?
The purpose of this thread was purely to start a brainstorm of ideas for
swag items, and i assumed the creative minds on the design-team list
would be able to help me out with some ideas. (which they have
brilliantly so far)
Is it to raise
money? Who exactly is doing the selling? Do we need to deal with local
tax collection? Do we need any sort of license to sell merchandise in
South Carolina? Needless to say I have concerns about this process.
comment i made "I would especially have no issues spending
this extra cash if proceeds went into helping fund getting contributors
to flock itself!" was purely my personal opinion as a Fedora
contributor, that IF there was swag to buy, and IF the proceeds went to
getting more contributors to the conference, i would have no qualms
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