>> Thursday, January 28, 2010
I have a new idea for Eclipse swag. Committer collector cards. Why? It would be a fun way to get to know more about members of the Eclipse community. Like hockey cards. But we're better at debugging, and have more teeth.
Here are some ideas for the sorts of information that this could display.
- Commit rights
- ohloh commit history
- LinkedIn url
- Special power
Special power? Yes, all committers have special powers. As a release engineer, my special power is pain tolerance. Much like Wolverine. Yes, it's true.
I can see this being a popular activity at EclipseCon. Trade a Moir for a Merks, a Bokowski for a Bull. What do you win if you collect a whole project? Bugzilla bingo. You get a bug assigned to you so you can earn your own commit rights. Diversify the community. It's all very win-win.
Since I'm in the give away free software business, not the marketing swag business, I thought I'd suggest this idea for any enterprising people out there. It could be a branding activity a company who'd like to sponsor such a unique piece of swag. Go for it!