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Re: [fab] Idea:T-Shirts at Fedora Events...

On 11/9/06, Warren Togami <wtogami redhat com> wrote:
Hey folks,

I wonder if this is a good or bad idea and would appreciate your input.

Typically at events like FUDCON, or regional Linux shows, we hand out
many free Fedora T-shirts.  Why don't we instead sell the t-shirts at a
reasonable price (like $5-10) with all proceeds going to a selected
charitable organization like Creative Commons, Electronic Frontier
Foundation, or the FSF?

We could also sell extremely popular, viral meme shirts like this for
$10-$15, with proceeds going to these same charities.

I think this is a good idea for two key reasons.
1) People who buy shirts are more likely to wear it, therefore more
effective at promoting Fedora than indiscriminately handing out shirts
to swag leeches.
2) Red Hat already loses money by giving away t-shirts.  We could
instead leverage this for a good charitable purpose.  This makes Fedora
look good as a supporter of greater community causes.

There are of course venues where selling shirts wouldn't work too well,
and we would give them away for free there.  But at community oriented
events, this could work very well.


Any ideas of other major charities that are in-line with the values of
the Fedora Project?

Warren Togami
wtogami redhat com

I think that's a good idea.
In fact, some of Fedora Ambassadors were given a permission to sell
media or t-shirts at the  Linux Events to cope with their own expense
to produce them locally.
Thomas Chung

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