With Bug# 125649, Chris has suggested that somebody out there should setup an “Eclipse Store” selling Eclipse-branded merchandise. I think he’s suggesting that the Eclipse Foundation should probably do something along these lines; I thought that there might be something in the rules that would prevent us from setting up a store, but I can’t find anything and neither can Mike. So it’s in the realm of possibility. I’m not sure that I want to figure out how to process credit card orders, but if there’s enough interest, maybe we’ll go for it.
Other open source organizations have online stores for buying logoware. Take a look at some of what’s available for Apache enthusiasts. But, I warn you: don’t look here. Trust me. It may look comfy and right, but it’s wrong. Very, very wrong. Very wrong (btw: this will explain the horrified look on my face during my next meeting with Apache folks).
As Mike suggested in his blog last week, Eclipse logos are made available under the EPL so an enterprising individual or organization can get a jump on us by setting up their own Eclipse logoware business.
In the meantime, if you’d like to be able to buy your own Eclipse logoware, add your thoughts to the bug.