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From: Stroller <stroller@...>
Subject: Re: CDs and t-shirts
Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 12:39:23 +0100
On Apr 17, 2004, at 3:56 am, Daniel Robbins wrote:

>> If you would make extremely huge profits, we couldn't ask for
>> a part if you reinvested all the money in your FP entity again.
>
> It's hard to make extremely huge profits selling CDs of free software 
> (and
> soon, t-shirts.) I don't think you may realize that having a NFP 
> allows for
> much more funding potential than a basic CD/t-shirt business. The 
> difference
> in potential is very much in favor of the NFP.

"perpetual, non-exclusive, royalty-free use of the "Gentoo" trademark 
and "G" logo" is not the same thing as "selling a few t-shirts", 
however.

Surely "perpetual use of the "Gentoo" trademark and "G" logo" permits 
Gentoo Technologies Inc the same freedoms that RedHat & Mandrake have 
with their own trademarks & logos..?

I have no idea what the implications are of this. I'm sure no-one 
begrudges you the money made off t-shirts, boxed sets or even official 
support, however I don't see how Gentoo NFP would be protected against 
you charging for, say, a Gentoo premium service.

Why not just have Gentoo NFP employ you in your cd-burning, 
t-shirt-printing capacity, and have the NFP pay you a wage..?

Stroller.


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