Swag for FUDCons

Stephen John Smoogen smooge at gmail.com
Mon Jul 19 19:37:13 UTC 2010

On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 13:18, David Nalley <david at gnsa.us> wrote:
> On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 2:51 PM, Eric "Sparks" Christensen
> <sparks at fedoraproject.org> wrote:
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>> On 07/16/2010 03:08 PM, Paul W. Frields wrote:
>>> Mo Duffy brought up a good point in the Board IRC meeting:
>>> * * *
>>> <mizmo> jsmith, is there real value in the number of t-shirts we
>>> produce? could we be doing something to provide more value for the $?
>>> * * *
>>> Should we consider offering alternatives for FUDCon, or even general
>>> events?  Some of the ideas proposed:
>>> * Offer a choice for recipients to get something more {eco-friendly,
>>>   sustainable}, e.g. plant a tree
>>> * Offer the shirt in organic material if possible
>> If we are going to buy something we might as well buy responsibly.  So
>> much work has gone into power conservation in Fedora and RHEL that we
>> should also be eco-responsible in the other things we do (LIVE USB
>> installs instead of physical media, for example).
> The problem there is money.
> A LiveCD costs us (IIRC) arond 57 cents. DVDs are around 79cents.
> The cheapest bulk order of 2GB USB drives cost $5 for the really
> really cheap ones, and $7-9 for decently made units.
> Right now, in NA - we hand out something on the order of 6000 CD/DVDs
> per release. Even using the cheap USB drives, we'd be talking about
> $30,000 per release, just in NA. In addition, we'd likely see demand
> rise, as people realize that they can do other things with a 2GB USB
> drive that they can't with a piece of pressed media.
> Every release we discuss this, and it still hasn't become financially viable.

Oi I didn't know fobs were still so expensive. I would say that
'selling' branded keys would be a better idea then if it were possible
at all. Or that there would be a limited number done for special

Stephen J Smoogen.
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