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From: Aron Griffis <agriffis@g.o>
Subject: Re: store and foundation
Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 09:44:51 -0500
Hi guys,

For what its worth, I think we're being foolish pursuing all these
questions of theoretical "other stores" and equality between them.
Here are my reasons:

First, the Gentoo Store is, and always will be, the store that
benefits the Gentoo Foundation the most.  Whether Daniel is running it
or not, we'll likely always have a store attached to our web pages
that sells only Gentoo gear.  No other store is going to have the full
gamut of Gentoo merchandise that the Store offers.  Other stores will
sell items in proportion with other distributions and thereby limit
what they offer for Gentoo.  I also doubt another store is going to
offer a "Donate to Gentoo" item where the proceeds are directed
straight to the Foundation.

Second, we don't want to run the store personally.  We struggle enough
with being trustees.  I've found over the past few months that it's
easier to be a developer than to be a trustee.  My impression is that
I'm not the only one in this boat.  I think we have our hands full
without imagining that we can take on the added responsibility of the
Store.  Daniel does a good job running the Store, and I think we
should be thankful that he is willing to do it.

Third, I think we should dispense with the crap about promoting
different stores equally.  At this point in time, it's in our best
interest *and* in Daniel's best interest to promote the Store by
mentioning it in the GWN, on the front page, anywhere we can.  Let's
deal with the short-term now since it's in our face; it will make
dealing with the long-term easier, not harder.


Aron Griffis
Gentoo Linux Developer

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