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  • Glimpse 0.1 Released As The Rebranded Fork Of The GIMP

    Phoronix: Glimpse 0.1 Released As The Rebranded Fork Of The GIMP

    The inaugural release of Glimpse is now available, the fork born out of calls for renaming The GIMP project to something not considered offensive...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...e-0.1-Released

  • #2
    Only due to the name?

    Are you kidding me?



    Easter egg removal? Those guys probably don't know what having fun is.
    Are they trying hard to look professional?

    Guess what? Even Microsoft had easter eggs in their products, and nobody complained!
    Last edited by tildearrow; 11-22-2019, 05:36 PM.

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    • #3
      Personally, I don't really care about how rude is a name of an application and I'm disabled myself. But, there are more sensitive people out there and in all fairness and openness, they should be allowed to fork and rename a project just because of its name.

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      • #4
        To be honest, when I found out about GIMP, I didn't even think it was an offensive term.
        I thought it was an acronym?...

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        • #5
          Originally posted by bash2bash View Post
          Personally, I don't really care about how rude is a name of an application and I'm disabled myself. But, there are more sensitive people out there and in all fairness and openness, they should be allowed to fork and rename a project just because of its name.
          Of course they are, but I don't think they would be able to keep up in a future...

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          • #6
            Originally posted by tildearrow View Post

            Of course they are, but I don't think they would be able to keep up in a future...
            I would fork Glimpse and call it Fuckshop or something like that, for fsck sake...

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            • #7
              Tilde missed it? Wow.. he usually catches em before anyone else...

              3rd paragraph, Gimpse... There. Pretty harmless but it made me feel special for some reason.

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              • #8
                This is a good idea. I really do think that GIMP has been held back by its name. There is no way that it could be installed in the corporate environments I have worked in (although I often just downloaded it anyway).

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                • #9
                  Whilst I'd argue GIMP is a dumb name and a rename isn't a bad idea, every word is going to be offensive somewhere and trying to erase words seems the wrong way to go.

                  In the UK, 'gimp' is not offensive at all. There's more words in the UK that are offensive in the US and vice versa.

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                  • #10
                    Oh please. The whole world is easily offended. It's the mode du jour.
                    If you're not offended you're not doing it right.

                    And it's not like Glimpse won't offend someone in some language, somewhere.

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