Re: some thoughts
Some corrections in-line :-
2011/9/3 shirish शिरीष <email@example.com>:
> Hi all,
> Grr.... I should have asked to be CC:ed on the replies. Anyways please CC me.
> This is in response to Praveen's take on the matter.
> Yes, Praveen had tried it. And this is a problem when we do
> merchandising once in a while. Its a pain when you have to visit x
> number of shops, see their designs or know/figure out if they can do
> something that you want and deliver things in time. Also, getting
> funding for this sort of thing is also an issue.
> Remember me cautioning Praveen for the same. The fact is we are no marketeers.
> I do disagree however that we do not need to court developers. From
> what little I know and perceive of developers they do like bling as
> much as the next guy. For instance see the merchandise page on the
> Debian wiki http://wiki.debian.org/Merchandise as to how each time
> they did something to celebrate each of the Debconf's so far.
> While I'm not in the shape for volunteering for Debian goodies at this
> moment in time, I do see in it a good small business for anybody who
> has a bit of entrepreneurial skills or wants to try out.
> Frankly I would bought the Debian T-shirt if it had the same quality
> as the Chamba T-shirt (the T-shirt looked good and the cloth was also
> of good quality) .
> I would go (be in a position to buy) for T-shirts, keychains, anything small which could also be
> used to giveaway to friends or people. (which I also feel good
> If nothing else, even if we have sell 100 DVD's or something with the
> Debian stickers it should sell like hot-cakes.
> I used to do it a lot few years ago talking on the booth-stand where
> you just have a comp. and you talk/share with people some of the stuff
> you know. We also used to get bookings for number of DVD collections.
> Something like Debian Edu used to be a huge hit with parents. I don't
> think the motivations for people had changed till then and even now. It also
> serves as a good interface to meet prospective clients as well (you
> know, do desktop installs and provide small-time support and things
> like that).
> The only thing required is just some self-motivated boots on the ground.
> Again please CC me if you reply.
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