Swag for FUDCons

Tom "spot" Callaway tcallawa at redhat.com
Mon Jul 19 20:38:37 UTC 2010

On 07/19/2010 04:30 PM, Máirín Duffy wrote:
> On Mon, 2010-07-19 at 16:21 -0400, Tom "spot" Callaway wrote:
>> On 07/19/2010 04:18 PM, Máirín Duffy wrote:
>>> On Mon, 2010-07-19 at 13:15 -0700, Luis Villa wrote:
>>>> Note that selling things isn't necessarily just a money thing; people
>>>> who have given you money and gotten swag in return have quite
>>>> literally bought in, and that identification (for better or for worse)
>>>> makes them more passionate advocates for what you're doing. In other
>>>> words, they *want* to give you money as a form of contribution; it
>>>> isn't a bad strategy to let them do that even if you don't actually
>>>> need the money.
>>> Maybe funnel it to someone who can who we support? (FSF?)
>> I suppose that is an option, but that tends to make things more
>> complicated. What if someone likes Fedora but not the FSF (hey, it could
>> happen)?
> What if we have a rotating list we divy stuff out to?
> E.g., for this FUDcon we'll make a donation to the GNOME foundation.
> For this other event we'll donate to the Libre Graphics Meeting fund. 
> E.g.
> We could also donate to events like GUADEC and the plumbers' conference
> and maybe could get a sponsor logo placement for those events?

I'm inclined to say this violates the "K.I.S.S" rule...


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