Tux Super Key Keyboard Sticker Replacement for Microsoft Keyboards

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Chris

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So one of the little projects I've been working on @ ThinkPenguin is a little Tux sticker to replace the Microsoft logo on computer keyboards. Just about every keyboard shipped since 1995 has had a little Microsoft key. While IBM put up a good fight the battle was lost just a few years ago. However you can now take back at least some of your dignity with a super high quality vinyl sticker!

While the picture looks awesome it looks even better on your keyboard.

If you want one you can find them under Books, CDs, & Case Badges as well as Keyboards & Mice: http://libre.thinkpenguin.com/

And as always 25% of the profits go to the Trisquel project if you use the above URL (* not to mention it helps pay for the insanely expensive cost of production).

pascal@diogoantunes.org
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se unió: 09/03/2012

Super, but my computer is a GNU system :D

seriously, super, but a gnu would awesome XP

pascal@diogoantunes.org
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se unió: 09/03/2012

I have to make some shopping ...

lammi87

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se unió: 07/27/2012

Indeed. Can you make a GNU sticker too?

Chris

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Maybe when there is a stable version of GNU/Hurd released we'll do it (commence laughing- it's been in development since 1991 or so).

On a more serious note if you can get 50 other people to purchase at least one each for $3.99 USD or would like to buy about 300 of them yourself (that is with a significant quantity discount) than we can do it.

We did get Powered by GNU Aluminum Case Badges made so don't discount the chance of it ever happening. The good news is because the die is already made it'll cost about 40% of what we paid for the Tux stickers.

The bad news is I'm not 100% confident of that although I believe this to be the case and that is what the above figures are based on.

pascal@diogoantunes.org
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Next week, i'll buy one keyboard sticker, and each of one case badge.
For the GNU/Linux badge and the tux keyboard sticker i have to look if people would be interested to sell it but cheaper.

Alexander Stephen Thomas Ross
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se unió: 09/18/2012

Yes please make a GNU/Linux (guu/tux). I would love to buy loads of those!

This image http://static.fsf.org/nosvn/stickers/duo.xcf would be fantastic!

Chris

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se unió: 04/23/2011

That wouldn't work and even if we 'made it work' it would come out horribly. There just isn't enough room and while the detail is excellent your already squinting to see it (practically).

This might work though:

Chris

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- error -

aliasbody
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se unió: 09/14/2012

We should have 4 different Super Key Stickers to choose:
1 - Tux (for the Linux Fans)
2 - GNU (for the Gnu Fans)
3 - Trisquel (for pure trisquel users)
4 - Richard Stallman (so we call have a little more freedom everyday just by a touch on a keyboard :D).

Alexander Stephen Thomas Ross
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I don't think rms would be happy having his face on a keyboard of a
non-free BOIS computer...?

On 20/09/12 11:53, name at domain wrote:
> We should have 4 different Super Key Stickers to choose:
> 1 - Tux (for the Linux Fans)
> 2 - GNU (for the Gnu Fans)
> 3 - Trisquel (for pure trisquel users)
> 4 - Richard Stallman (so we call have a little more freedom everyday
> just by a touch on a keyboard :D).
>
>

aliasbody
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se unió: 09/14/2012

You got me there... but I will found an argument to win the next time ! (PS: Or we can just find a laptop with free BIOS and everything using nothing but free software :D)

Alexander Stephen Thomas Ross
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se unió: 09/18/2012

It's not about winning. :) There is an Nano Note, Lemote, Rhombus-tech

On 20/09/12 12:25, name at domain wrote:
> You got me there... but I will found and argument to win the next time !
> (PS: Or we can just find a laptop with free BIOS and everything using
> nothing but free software :D)

pascal@diogoantunes.org
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se unió: 09/03/2012

You'r right.

If you can add gnu, and trisquel would great.
I'll shop a lot of all to stick on strangers keyboard windows user XD

Super idea. Great job Chris.

Chris

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se unió: 04/23/2011

:) I like it. Well, if people keep up the purchases we'll probably be able to do it soon enough. Things are going really well.

Chris

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se unió: 04/23/2011

I'll add one more comment in relation to GNU. We aren't ignoring GNU or even prioritizing Linux in any way. In fact we are gong to release something similar to the keyboard sticker within a months time. It's not a sticker although it's in the same category.

unslaved29
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se unió: 09/20/2012

Awesome keyboard sticker ill be ordering one of those and an aluminum gnu/linux badge soon for my netbook. I found out about the think penguin website thru this website a few days ago.

pascal@diogoantunes.org
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se unió: 09/03/2012

I have so much shopping to do ! Stickers fsf, trisquel, stick key for friends and me, etc ...
XD

Chris

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se unió: 04/23/2011

I have some really good ideas on merchandise like this that I'd like us to do. Unfortunately there is only so much cash and each item requires a significant investment in comparison to the time it would take to break even. Not to mention some of the products we need to get permission from the FSF (?) to use the images. There aren't clear copyrights/licenses. Unfortunately it's insanely challenging to get in touch with the right people. You will send an email today and might not get a reply for months. Sometimes not at all.

Humorously we are working with the FSF still or will be. It's mostly been a slow process because we're actually not ready quite yet with certain products. Nothing says we couldn't do it sooner. However I'm actually trying to hold things back until I feel we are really ready and have the right product(s). From the FSF stand point though it should be green lighted all the way. And by we aren't ready I mean that we don't want to promote a product that is going to be discontinued tomorrow or isn't as well suited for the mainstream as it should/could be.

Alexander Stephen Thomas Ross
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se unió: 09/18/2012

They will be free cultural. I think I remember reading it some were. I
can try to have a look.

On 20/09/12 23:52, name at domain wrote:
> I have some really good ideas on merchandise like this that I'd like us
> to do. Unfortunately there is only so much cash and each item requires a
> significant investment in comparison to the time it would take to break
> even. Not to mention some of the products we need to get permission from
> the FSF (?) to use the images. There aren't clear copyrights/licenses.
> Unfortunately it's insanely challenging to get in touch with the right
> people. You will send an email today and might not get a reply for
> months. Sometimes not at all.
>
> Humorously we are working with the FSF still or will be. It's mostly
> been a slow process because we're actually not ready quite yet with
> certain products. Nothing says we couldn't do it sooner. However I'm
> actually trying to hold things back until I feel we are really ready and
> have the right product(s). From the FSF stand point though it should be
> green lighted all the way. And by we aren't ready I mean that we don't
> want to promote a product that is going to be discontinued tomorrow or
> isn't as well suited for the mainstream as it should/could be.

Chris

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se unió: 04/23/2011

http://shop.fsf.org/static/images/productimage-picture-lp-tshirt-77.png

:) just the picture part. The shirt itself was made for the 2010 Libre Planet conference if I'm not mistaken.

It is actually posted to the libre planet wiki by the FSF director which suggests that it is under a freedom friendly license (since everything posted is required to be assigned to the FSF copyright wise and then made available under an unknown? free license). It's probably OK to use although I'd prefer to get an explicit OK or find something that indicates it is under such a license.

It's not under the FSF artwork page which generally has specific license info attached either. I've looked through everything already.

MagicFab
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Le 12-09-20 12:29 AM, name at domain a écrit :
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>
> So one of the little projects I've been working on @ ThinkPenguin is a
little Tux sticker to replace the Microsoft logo on computer keyboards.
Just about every keyboard shipped since 1995 has had a little Microsoft
key. While IBM put up a good fight the battle was lost just a few years
ago. However you can now take back at least some of your dignity with a
super high quality vinyl sticker!
>
> While the picture looks awesome it looks even better on your keyboard.
>
> If you want one you can find them under Books, CDs, & Case Badges as
well as Keyboards & Mice: http://libre.thinkpenguin.com/
>
> And as always 25% of the profits go to the Trisquel project if you use
the above URL (* not to mention it helps pay for the insanely expensive
cost of production).
>

It looks amazing, but I find it expensive to buy several at that unit
price. I'd suggest having a price for 10-packs, as I suspect people
buying them will most likely have other systems they'd like to put them
on, or know other people they'd like to give them to.

It would also be nice to advertise such new items via microblogging
(identi.ca) or somewhere on your site, it would make it easier to share
such new items news.

Cheers,

Fabian Rodriguez
http://trisquel.magicfab.ca

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Chris

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se unió: 04/23/2011

This is already done. 10 @ 3.99 USD would be 39.99 USD. However if you added 10 of the discounted variety it ends up being just 19.99 USD. That's half the price @ 1.99 / sticker. At 100 of them it's just 0.83 USD a sticker.

This is the case and the pricing for all the case badges as well. The main thing with the 3.99 USD price tag is the labor. Not to mention if there was a lower markup on the price there may never be a break even point. Also having a lower sticker price for larger quantities makes it easy for other organizations to potentially pick them up for promotional purposes. For instance handing them to members of a GLUG (GNU/Linux User Group), an install fest, and other free software events. And actually we donate stuff like this. I'd like to see them offered for sale by groups though rather than given away. The prices are not unreasonable for the majority of users. That is to say there more than capable of sparing a few dollars. I apologize for those who aren't in a position to afford one. Maybe we will offer a discounted pricing to certain regions at some point.

A mark up of 10x the cost on a small item like this is pretty normal at retail and at $3.99 this is much lower than that. That isn't profit really. It's just margin. There are other costs that can't be easily assessed (thins like promotion- brochures for instance, transportation, etc). In larger quantities it's not an issue which is why a company targeting the masses (online) which operates out of an inexpensive area can charge a fraction of the price.

I think ultimately we have done a good job of keeping prices in perspective all things considered. The computers can be purchased without much mark up which brings them in line at what one might see at retail. At the same time if you upgrade it significantly there is a decent profit margin. The other items are less expensive so there shouldn't be too much issue affording them. This is the majority here and not the minority though. I think many people are still going to find it hard to afford even if the prices were dropped to the actual cost (not including other related costs even).