Re: Fwd: FreeWear.org - Royalty Report (2011/01).
- From: Brian Cameron <brian cameron oracle com>
- To: Dave Neary <dneary gnome org>
- Cc: Andreas Nilsson <andreas andreasn se>, GNOME Marketing List <marketing-list gnome org>
- Subject: Re: Fwd: FreeWear.org - Royalty Report (2011/01).
- Date: Tue, 15 Feb 2011 11:00:48 -0600
Zazzle does a good job of selling in multiple currencies, but some
users prefer other, sometimes local, options. The Board works with
other companies who also pay us a royalty and we don't have issues
with multiple stores, as long as they sign our trademark agreements
and we have a workable business relationship, which we do with
Sure - my only point is that it doesn't really make sense to promote
more than one merchandising store on our front page.
I disagree. I think that it would be good to promote all organizations
that have agreements with the GNOME Foundation to sell GNOME branded
merchandise. I would prefer to provide people with more choice.
I do think we want to avoid creating a confusing clutter of options,
but I do not think that is a real concern at this point considering
the small number of merchants who have arrangements to sell GNOME
branded merchandise. This could become more of a concern if the
number of merchants grows significantly, but it does not seem a
serious issue at the moment to me.
I am not sure if it makes sense to promote merchants on the GNOME
front page, but I think we should promote all merchants somewhere
on the GNOME website. Perhaps a website like http://store.gnome.org/
could contain a link to each merchant. Then we could link to this
website from sensible places, like the FoG website and perhaps the
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