[maemo-community] maemo.org merchandise

From: Randall Arnold texrat at ovi.com
Date: Wed Feb 3 21:04:20 EET 2010
There's been a lot of talk on this subject but little or no action, so I
decided to start now and maybe beg forgiveness later.

Toni Nikkanen has graciously agreed to allow use of his photos from the
Maemo Summit 2009, so for the sake of theming and continuity I have
extended the theme on the maemo.org community flyer (http://maemo-daemons.org/maemo-org_community-flyer2_Maemo5.pdf)
to products like tee shirts, mugs, et al.

You can view a mockup of a maemo.org storefront here:

Some things to keep in mind:

  * Nothing shown is absolutely final.  I am still incorporating feedback
    on the flyer, and discussing photos with Toni... as well as
    experimenting on cafepress.

  * There is no final decision on a store provider.  I am using cafepress
    for example only.  Zazzle is another alternative, as is a
    community-run custom store.  For now cafepress works well for

  * Members are welcome to order from the prototype store, but I offer no
    guarantees of product quality.  Any money made will first help defray
    my store costs ($7 USD per month) and then go into a fund for
    maemo.org outreach activities (flyer materials, etc) which I am
    currently paying out of my own pocket.

  * I am awaiting thoughts from maemo.org/Nokia employees and the council
    on the best solution for this need going forward.  That includes
    store accounts, paypal, etc.  Hello people!

  * Discussion on a maemo.org mascot continues (http://talk.maemo.org/showthread.php?t=28965)
    7 months after inception.  That's just crazy.  There was a suggestion
    to base it off a Finnish newt (natural orange and black coloration)
    and personally I think that's a winner.  I will create a design that
    follows the "ae" of the text logo and float it for consideration.

In summary, enough chat, time for work.  I don't mind doing it at all; I
love this stuff.  And if anyone takes issue with what I do, let the
flames commence-- but be prepared to offer a solid alternative otherwise
I'm deaf.  ; )

Randall (Randy) Arnold
maemo.org community council

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