Pieter (pvdabeel) has contacted me and is interested in having the store
sell Genesi PPC workstations with Gentoo pre-installed. The hardware
manufacturer is apparently very interested in pursuing this, and allowing
the store to make some profit on the sale of these workstations. My initial
impression of this opportunity is positive, it would certainly be "neat" to
sell these PPC workstations through the store, as they are quite interesting
boxes with tons of geek appeal.
I have yet to talk to the head of Genesi about this, because I want to get
feedback from the trustees first. I see 2 things to consider here:
1) Are there any legitimate reasons why the store should not sell PPC
workstations, *not* as a matter of practicality (that's my domain) but as a
matter of principle?
2) The practical issues. Is this practically feasible? Is it worth the
time/effort/potential expense to sell PPC workstations through the store?
How will the logistics work, who will ship, will any stock be required, who
will handle warranty issues, etc?
As head of the store, I'll need to make my own determination on whether this
will be worth the effort and whether all the practical details can be worked
out. But before I start any serious discussions about these practicalities,
I need feedback from trustees on whether there are any issues with selling
Genesi ppc workstations with Gentoo pre-installed.
Trustees, please let me know your view on this, and if it is positive, I can
look into the practical challenges to see if we can sell Genesi workstations
through the Gentoo store.
Cc'ing pvdabeel on this email.
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