On Mon, Dec 26, 2016 at 01:55:38PM -0600, Neville A. Cross wrote:
And how people was selected for receiving or not a t-shirt made a lot
I was browsing, and now EMEA has some clear rules for producing polos
for ambassadors. But it seems unrealistic to do the same, as we have a
lot of issues with custom and taxes.
My point is not to drop entirely this topic about t-shirts or polos.
But to leave for later as it will need some rules and exploration on
how we fulfill this.
Agreed, we can bring the t-shirts topic up at some other moment. I will
take some time to separate it from the equipment wiki.
Mean while, we can focus on thing that are straight forward, and we can
produce them in January, best if we close up all payments before
January 20th. We need to rush on this and discussing personal items
will delay reaching a decision.
Agreed. We should start opening the tickets for the next meeting,
on January 7th
I think that for large items it may be better to produce them closest
to the destination. Like roll up banners, better do it decentralized.
Shipping will be expensive, and certainly will raise a flag in custom,
requiring to pay taxes.
For stickers, will be better to do it centralized. That someone that
has a bank account and can deal with reimbursements take care of a
large production. This not only about price, it is about quality. There
are some quality that may be only available if you order above certain
minimal quantity. Think also that the person that take care of this
will also need to pay and be reimbursed for shipping to other cities.
If you send a small package of stickers for a city, then most likely
won't be an issue on customs.
So, I am not telling exactly what to do, but to think what would be
better. If you split Brazil in regions, you can reduce shipping but it
may be not good for scale production. Within Brazil there is no problem
with customs. So, maybe it will make sense to produce stickers at one
I will look into that this week
Most likely will be the same for medias. Not sure what to think about
other items like table clothes, that is something in the middle.
I am not sure if we do need to produce medias in Brazil: I mean, some
people don't even have dvd drivers anymore... I believe USB sticks end
up reaching more people/devices. The only question is: Should we produce
those with Fedora budget to hand to people, produce some custom sticks
for ambassadors to install on install fests OR let ambassadors use their
own usb sticks for that purpose?