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Re: producing, distributing, storing Debian t-shirts

On 04/30/2017 09:37 PM, Daniel Pocock wrote:
> On 30/04/17 14:18, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
>> On 04/30/2017 01:53 PM, Daniel Pocock wrote:
>>> - how do people view the distribution of merchandise, is the primary
>>> goal fundraising or is it about brand exposure?
>> There are more reasons than these two.
>> For the t-shirts that I had made and sold at the T-DOSE & FOSDEM
>> conferences the primary motivation was user demand. Especially at T-DOSE
>> I got several questions if we had T-shirts and had to tell them no, this
>> resulted in having shirts made the next year.
>> There is also a lot of demand for laptop stickers, which I haven't had
>> made yet, but am considering.
> Let me put it another way: when you are trying to meet that demand from
> people, do you make that effort because you want to raise money or
> because of brand, community, etc?

I do it as a service to our community.

Debian doesn't need to sell merchandise to raise money, the project gets
more in donations than it spends.

Kind Regards,


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