Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Tux500.com

Landy(land0) and I have been working with the http://tux500.com project recently. We have been pitching in by setting up merchandise shops via the REVELinux Gear project. While we were setting up one of the new shops for them I realized that the REVELinux Gear project has been going since 2004! We started with a Cafepress shop in late 2004 then moved over to Spreadshirt in April of 2005 where we created two shops one for the EU and one for the US. The EU shop has sold a total of 239 items. The Us shop has come in second with 213 items. The thing that is so cool to me is that all of these items are being worn by people who love the various projects enough to represent them in their everyday life. (like Aseigo our most famous model) ;) It has been pretty exciting to contribute to and promote the F/OSS projects that we love. We really appreciate all the developers that make F/OSS what it is.

We had a rough few months this year and Landy just recently got back on his feet literally after a frightening experience that landed him in the hospital for a bit. But as he always likes to quote "I got better..." Landy is really looking forward to getting back involved with all of the projects that he has been contributing to. It has really been very refreshing to both of us to work with the tux500 team. They are all really great people who are like minded about promoting Linux. It reminded me of all of the wonderful people that I have had the joy of working with on various projects all around the globe.

2 comments:

Ken said...

thank you

As "The Austin Guy", and one of the original Project Leaders, I don't get to go to the track, hang out with Stephan and Tom and do the cool stuff...but that's ok. Someone's gotta stand back and make sure them two don't get into trouble.

Thank you for the speed and skill you got this done. While I did hope for brisker sales, we didn't exactly have a running start at this thing. My thanks to you for making this part of it go as smooth as it did.

Ken Starks

Theobroma said...

Howdy Ken,

You guys have opened up so many doors(as Linux users have no need for Windows.) for future projects to promote F/OSS in new and creative ways.

Thank you for the kind words here on my blog.