Swag for FUDCons

Eric "Sparks" Christensen sparks at fedoraproject.org
Tue Jul 20 00:58:19 UTC 2010


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On 07/19/2010 03:18 PM, David Nalley 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.

I wasn't speaking about giving out USB drives.  I was speaking to the
fact that we should be more conscious of where the stuff we do buy comes
from.

On the topic of media, we could make it better known that we can create
Live USBs for people at events if they bring us a USB drive.
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