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From Danese Cooper <dan...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Lapel pins for the community
Date Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:50:13 GMT
I have a pin with the old feather. It's been on my winter coat for years, and lots of people
ask about it, FWIW.

D

> On Jun 21, 2016, at 10:40 AM, Melissa Warnkin <missywarnkin@yahoo.com> wrote:
> 
> What a great conversation starter then! If people are intrigued, they will ask you what's
up with the feather...boom, instant conversation! LOL
> 
> From: Paul Benedict <pbenedict@apache.org>
> To: ML Apache Members <members@apache.org> 
> Cc: dev@community.apache.org
> Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 12:24 PM
> Subject: Re: Lapel pins for the community
> 
> 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.
> 
> Cheers,
> Paul
> 
> On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 10:27 AM, Hadrian Zbarcea <hzbarcea@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> 
> > 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]
> >> http://bitnebula.com/tmp/pin.jpg<
> >> http://bitnebula.com/tmp/20160613_185012.jpg>
> >> [2] https://svn.apache.org/repos/private/committers/info/druggeri.rdf
> >>
> >>
> 
> 

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