[maemo-community] maemo.org merchandise

From: Randall Arnold texrat at ovi.com
Date: Thu Feb 4 03:16:49 EET 2010
Thanks for the feedback Valerio.  Did you see my earlier email about
paypal, cafepress, etc?  So far zero answers... : (

There definitely needs to be some sort of "org" around maemo.org.

Randall (Randy) Arnold
maemo.org community council

  ----- Original message -----
  From: "Valerio Valerio" <vdv100 at gmail.com>
  To: "List for community development" <maemo-community at maemo.org>
  Subject: Re: maemo.org merchandise
  Date: Wed, 3 Feb 2010 23:54:44 +0000


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

    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

    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.

  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

    * 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

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