Re: [Tails-project] Have you guys considered selling Tails U…

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Author: sajolida
To: Public mailing list about the Tails project
Subject: Re: [Tails-project] Have you guys considered selling Tails USB sticks or merch instead of donations like the old days?
> Saw this one on your page:
> Have you guys considered selling Tails USB sticks or merch instead of
> donations?
> It will help to advertise tails, make it easier to use for non-technical
> folks and get funding for tail projects, simultaneously.
> There are people doing this on ebay already: link
> <
> Therefore, you can list them on your site and create some kind of profit
> sharing, if they are reliable. That way the tail team doesn't have to
> handle logistics, it could encourage the use of tails (making them easier
> to use) and make money


Thanks for helping us improve our fundraising practices!

As anonym pointed out, we are not selling Tails USB sticks for security
reasons. We've been instead working very hard over the last years to make
it always easier for less technical people to download, verify, and
install Tails on their own.

Regarding selling merch, we've been reluctant to doing so in the past as
manpower is our most limiting resources and we'd rather spend time
improving Tails than packing and shipping merch.

Note that we do send T-shirts to partners above $1000:

We know that some companies exist the handle the packing and shipping of
merch on behalf of other organizations. Do you have any experience with this?

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