Re: GNOME Store


2009/4/30 Sriram Ramkrishna <sri ramkrishna me>:
> Can we get a magnetic car gnome foot?  I would totally pay for one of those
> and a "best of sri" rupert quotes t-shirt.  Although you probably dont' want
> to put a GNOME foot logo wtih that. :)
> sri
> ps I was being a little facetious, but in many case community ware involving
> community members might sell just as well as GNOME brnaded stuff.
> On Thu, Apr 30, 2009 at 1:33 PM, Paul Cutler <pcutler foresightlinux org>
> wrote:
>> Hi, a few of us were chatting in #marketing in IRC today, and one
>> topic that came up, that I believe has come up before, is the creation
>> of a GNOME Store to sell merchandise, such as t-shirts.
>> Stormy has previously talked to Zazzle, who runs the Mozilla store
>> (, and it sounds like it's very easy to get
>> up and running with them.
>> I'd like to propose we form a small team.  Longer term, they'd be
>> responsible for reviewing new artwork from the community, helping
>> decide which logos should be on different kinds of merchandise,
>> helping manage sales or clearance items, and maybe even develop some
>> limited time special merchandise for sale, in addition to managing the
>> website.
>> Short term, we need the team to implement the store.  Action items I
>> can think of off the top of my head:
>> * Get a GNOME mailing list setup (gnome-store?)
>> * Get some artwork - In addition to our foot logo, is there previously
>> created GNOME artwork or logos that we can use?
>> * Get the artwork to Zazzle and decide what kind of merchandise we
>> want to launch with
>> * Create the GNOME store web pages in the gnomeweb-wml
>> (What else am I missing?)
>> Going forward if we can form a steering committee to help manage and
>> launch this, it might provide some small income to help the
>> Foundation.  If we can get some volunteers, especially from the art
>> team and web team, and anyone else, we might be able to get something
>> going.
>> I'm more than happy to lend a hand if there is interest in getting
>> something like this going.
>> Paul
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