+1 here too with Bryce's reasoning.
On Fri, 2013-08-16 at 17:14 -0700, Bryce Harrington wrote:On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 03:24:55PM -0400, Tony Sebro wrote: > > On Wed, 2013-08-14 at 16:24 -0400, Tony Sebro wrote: > >>TL,DR: Please vote on whether to allow LibreTees to print and sell > >>T-shirts and other promotional material items for Inkscape, where a > >>portion of the proceeds gets donated back to Inkscape (or a project or > >>charity of Inkscape's choosing). > > On 08/16/2013 05:30 AM, Tavmjong Bah wrote: > > > > I don't have any problems with this. What do others think? > > > > Tav > > Thanks, Tav. Does anyone else want to weigh in? Googling inkscape t-shirts shows some existing products out there: http://www.zazzle.com/pd/styles/pd-235464991333529915?dp=&qs=inkscape%20tshirts&tl= http://www.cafepress.com/mf/22773070/3inkscape_tank-top http://www.cafepress.com/mf/43166633/inkscape_tshirt Based on a look at libretees.com's kickstarter page, I like that their motivation sounds more aligned with improving marketing of FOSS projects, rather than merely cashing in. Thus I would vote to approve. It would make my decision easier if we could see the design first, although I know this gets to be a chicken-and-egg problem (why fund making a design, if they don't know whether or not we'll approve it). However, I would hope to see two things in their design: 1. Nothing offensive. Obviously. 2. High calibre design. Inkscape is a drawing tool, and will be judged based on the design quality of the advertisement. But I don't think it's necessary to condition my vote based on these; I think their effort's success or failure will already be dependent on achieving both goals. So +1 from me. Bryce > Best, > -Tony > > >>Longer version: > >>Hi, all. > >> > >>Earlier this week, I was approached by Jared Contrascere of LibreTees > >>(www.libretees.com), a start-up for-profit company that plans to > >>design, print, and market t-shirts and stickers bearing the names and > >>logos of various leading FLOSS projects. They're interested in > >>creating t-shirts for the Inkscape project. > >> > >>Bear in mind that, under the newly-ratified (but as of now > >>unpublished) TM policy, LibreTees would be able to create and sell > >>merchandise bearing the Inkscape name and logo without additional > >>permission, *provided* that they were only using unmodified graphics > >>from Inkscape.com. As you can see from the link, LibreTees tends to > >>create modified versions of project logos in their designs. > >> > >>Jared has sent an official request to create promotional materials for > >>Inkscape; I've attached it below. He's also been in touch with Jon > >>from Inkscape's Press Relations team. In addition, I spoke to him by > >>phone today, and can add the following info: > >> > >>• target retail price for the shirts: undecided, but likely $12.50 to > >>$15 USD. > >>• Once the official website launches, Libretees.com will turn into an > >>e-retailer site selling t-shirts with designs for multiple FLOSS > >>projects. > >>• Some portion (yet to be determined) will be donated back to the > >>project or to a charity of the project's choosing. > >>• They're looking to find a t-shirt manufacture that doesn't use > >>sweatshop labor > >>• conservative target date for first printing: November 2013 > >> > >>Open question: I don't know if they plan to release any t-shirt > >>design under a Creative Commons license. > >> > >>Based on the above, I ask the Inkscape Committee to please vote to > >>approve Libretee's request to approve the creation of Inkscape > >>promotional materials. > >> > >>If you have any questions or need any additional information, please > >>let me know. > >> > >>Best, > >>-Tony > >> > >>-------- Original Message -------- > >>Tony, > >> > >>I'm with LibreTees, a recently-launched project that promotes > >>free/open software through consumer and commodity activism. This is > >>similar to the idea behind (RED) products being sold to help fight > >>AIDS, or people buying a Toyota Prius to encourage a lesser negative > >>impact on the environment. > >> > >>We want to sell t-shirts in one place on the Internet that promotes > >>and benefits the free/open source community. In addition to that, we > >>want to contribute funds back to these projects to cover hosting fees > >>and other project-related costs. Further, we want to have a positive > >>impact on our local community here in Washington, DC. > >> > >>We currently have a Kickstarter campaign in progress, and we are very > >>interested in producing an Inkscape shirt for display and sale on our > >>Kickstarter site. This campaign can currently be viewed > >>at www.libretees.com. > >> > >>Please let me know if we could have permission to create promotional > >>wear/materials for the Inkscape project. If you have any questions for > >>me, please let me know! > >> > >>Best, > >>Jared > >> > >>-- > >>Jared N. Contrascere > >>President :: LibreTees, LLC > >>Phone - (703) 599-6233 > >> > >> > >> > >>______________________________________________________________________ > >>Message sent via Atmail Open - http://atmail.org/ > >> > >> > > > > > -- > Tony Sebro, General Counsel, Software Freedom Conservancy > +1-212-461-3245 x11 > firstname.lastname@example.org > www.sfconservancy.org ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Get 100% visibility into Java/.NET code with AppDynamics Lite! It's a free troubleshooting tool designed for production. Get down to code-level detail for bottlenecks, with <2% overhead. 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