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From Paul Benedict <>
Subject Re: Lapel pins for the community
Date Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:24:40 GMT
This pin is very nice looking. Wow. I am definitely going to get some!!

PS: While I understand the feather logo, I am not sure the general public
(even my immediate family) will be able to recognize what it represents. I
can imagine many people asking what does that mean? If you ever spend more
time designing others, can you please consider branding "The Apache
Software Foundation" somewhere? Either to the sides, multiple lines, etc.
-- whatever you see fit in your artistic discretion.

Again, great hobby, great art, and thank you for your efforts.


On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 10:27 AM, Hadrian Zbarcea <>

> Hi Daniel,
> There are a few things I like about your initiative, that's awesome. I
> like the blockchain like 'proof of work' for signing your key :).
> Forwarded to members@ per your request. (Sorry for cross-post)
> Cheers,
> Hadrian
> On 06/20/2016 10:40 AM, Daniel Ruggeri wrote:
>> Hi, all;
>> One of my "eccentricities" is that I love to collect really cool lapel
>> pins to wear on my cap. As many have heard during the lightning talks at
>> ACNA, I also love this community. As I contemplated these two loves of
>> mine (because we all do that, right?) I thought... why not combine them?
>> So I did! ... and I want to share the results with the community.
>> I worked with a lapel pin manufacturer to design and make 200 screen
>> printed, silver colored, brass lapel pins [1]. They are .75 inches tall
>> and feature the new Apache feather. The lapel pins are covered in a
>> coating to help protect the gradient goodness. Each comes in a totally
>> uninteresting little plastic bag.
>> The cool part is... you can have one! Just send me a self addressed,
>> postage paid envelope. Since I live in the USA, be sure postage is
>> proper for USPS or your international parcel carrier can be dropped in
>> standard mail and make to back to you. For lack of a better way to
>> protect my personal address, you can grab it from SVN in the comdev
>> private committer tree [2] (stashed away in a comment toward the
>> bottom). I will keep the link updated with the general number of
>> remaining pins as I go minus a small reserve so envelops have time to
>> get to me.
>> FWIW, my cost for the lapel pins was $1.67 USD each. You are certainly
>> welcome to stuff your envelope with something to offset costs/time like
>> other cool lapel pins, money, tech stickers, an autographed photo, a
>> comic strip from your local paper, a half eaten piece of bread... or
>> don't. Whatever - it's about the community, not me. My only requirement
>> is the self addressed postage paid envelope to keep it easy for me to
>> drop it back in the mail.
>> If this becomes very popular, I will work with Melissa to make it
>> something official and sustainable, but for now it's just me so I
>> appreciate patience if it takes me a little extra time to get your pin
>> out in the mail. Also, I understand that folks may be concerned about
>> privacy. I can assure you I am not interested in keeping or cataloguing
>> your meatspace address. As a geek, your private key or write access to
>> your browser's trust store is more interesting :-)
>> P.S.
>> Can someone please forward this over to members@ since I'm unable to
>> send there?
>> P.P.S.
>> I've signed this message with my pgp key. If a meatspace transaction for
>> lapel pins verifying my name/physical address is enough for you, please
>> consider signing my key when you receive your pin so we can keep growing
>> our web of trust.
>> [1]
>> [2]

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