--- "Thomas R. Koll" <tomk32(a)gmx.de> wrote:
On Fri, May 14, 2004 at 03:08:00AM -0700, Daniel
--- "Thomas R. Koll"
> On Fri, May 14, 2004 at 05:01:00AM +0200, Erik
> For the WikiReaders I'm currently
setting up a
webshop. I'm still
> working at it, implementing a multi-seller
> The idea is that everybody can sell
> merchandise stuff on the site. For the
> advantage is the central marekt and for the
> shipping is a big advantage (I neither live
nor do I
have a credit card).
Sounds neat. The fact that CafePress only accepts
US dollars and is only in
English is a big drawback. On top of that, they
are pretty darn expensive.
> Maybe it's a good time to start discussions
about an official
I don't know since that would require us to have
storage space, a
system, a secure server to handle credit cards,
and a staff to fill and send
out orders and deal with problems. Unfortunately
CafePress has very little
competition and what little does exist has many
the same problems CafePress
Damn, we're building the biggest encycopedia in the
world. We can do such
a little shop ourself.
Except a few we could have external sellers in our
shop, for me storage
is no problem or costs, the 1000 WikiReaders won't
take much space anyways.
I hope that the devs can setup a secure server, can
Here in Germany credit cards are quite unpopular,
bank transfer is still
number one and if I have to print another 1k copies
of the WikiReader
they might be sent out on bill/account and not on
I am not sure I understood everything yet; but to who
are these wikireaders gonna be distributed ? Or,
through which means ? Several means ? Only through
internet ? In schools ? Meetings ? What are you
Are they gonna be sold ? If they are, how much ? Why
sold ? Do you consider they are only instrument of
promotion, or knowledge distribution as well ? Were
the 3000 dollars definitly given to support
WikiReaders, or are they a help to be reinbursed while
the WikiReaders are sold ?
Could you update the meta page accordingly. I think
that it is important that we keep track of
* promotional production
* distribution of free knowledge
* foundation money use
Both for us internally, perhaps for plannification of
annual money use later, and definitly for outsiders
who wish to follow foundation activity. If that is a
personal move to distribute knowledge, that is
interesting as well.
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