[maemo-community] maemo.org merchandise

From: Valerio Valerio vdv100 at gmail.com
Date: Thu Feb 4 01:54:44 EET 2010

On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 7:04 PM, Randall Arnold <texrat at ovi.com> wrote:

> 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:
> http://www.cafepress.com/cynicalsigns/7050511
> 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.
> Don't forget to consider the privacy and rights of the people in the
photos. The rest looks very good :)

>    - 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
>    proof-of-concept.
>    - 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!
> I think for a immediate solution, paypal should be the better option, but
since we're here we should consider the creation of a no-profit association
for our community, that could help dealing with the merchandising money,
donations, etc. It has some advantages, but also some disadvantages, so need
to be discussed first :)

Best regards,

Valério Valério


>    - 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
> http://tabulacrypticum.wordpress.com/
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