Greetings, I’m currently looking for feedback on my proposal. Please let me know what you all think and if you have any comments, questions or concerns. Thank you.
This proposal seeks to grant Livefast9986, the community manager for DAOpunks @DAOpunksNFT, a one-year license to use the ApeCoin logo. The usage will be for producing and selling merchandise, such as Patches, T-Shirts, and Hoodies. An initial run of 50-250 patches and 2-5 T-Shirts and Hoodies is anticipated, with rights to create more to meet demand within the licensed year.
I am currently the Community Manager for the DAOpunks and a recent owner of a Mutant Ape #28526. I have been active in DAOpunks for over a year now and have been a core contributor to them. During my tenure in DAOpunks I have worked on our Interim Governance and Grants Frameworks, facilitated one of our Grants Rounds, and have helped designed our new merch which will be launching soon. On a more personal note, I enjoy collecting patches and t-shirts of various projects that I belong to and/or that I believe in (please see attached photos). Originally, I wanted to create a handful of Mutant Ape patches for myself to put on my backpack and my hat, but thanks to fellow community member 0xSword, they had encouraged me to think bigger and more broader and to try applying for this Digital License in order to be eligible to create more patches and other merchandise for both myself and our fellow community members.
The drive behind this proposal is to provide members a means of showcasing their enthusiasm and support of the ApeCoin brand and its community. Allowing members, such as Livefast9986, to create and sell merchandise not only recognizes their commitment but also expands the visibility of ApeCoin outside of our community.
Endorsing community-led initiatives encourages active engagement, fosters loyalty, promotes creativity, and broadens the reach of the ApeCoin brand. This proposal creates a win-win scenario where the community member benefits from their creative endeavor while ApeCoin and its community members gain from the increased brand exposure.
Livefast9986 is granted a one-year license to use the ApeCoin logo and its derivatives for the purpose of creating and selling merchandise.
Livefast9986 will begin an initial production of patches of approximately 50-250 units, with the potential for further production within the year to meet demand.
Livefast9986 will design and launch a T-shirt and/or a Hoodie utilizing a Print-On-Demand service, with the potential for additional clothing types and other merchandise based on sales and demand.
Livefast9986’s sales posts on Twitter will be retweeted occasionally by the main ApeCoin account to boost awareness and availability.
Following approval, the licensing agreement could be prepared and implemented within one month. Livefast9986 will then begin placing orders for production, launching a website, and begin taking orders for sale of the merchandise within approximately one month of the licensing agreement. Occasional progress reviews and promotions via retweets on the main ApeCoin Twitter account will continue throughout the year. The license term will end one year from the agreement execution date.
There are no direct costs to the Apecoin DAO associated with this proposal as it does not involve a grant but rather a digital licensing agreement. Potential indirect costs may arise from any legal or administrative requirements related to the licensing agreement, and these should be anticipated and planned for.
An example of the T-Shirt Design
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