The bug report in question was

I got the name wrong in the message body but it was correct in the message

> > On Sun, 2004-12-12 at 11:05, Sven Neumann wrote:
> >> I seriously doubt that the name is effectively keeping GIMP from being
> >> used. And I am all happy to ignore the very few people who are so
> >> narrow-minded as to having a problem with the name.

Narrow minded PHB's or school principals are apparently part of the

> > While I agree with most of what you've said in response to this
> > thread, Sven, I take a bit of exception with this.  Being one of the
> > few open minded liberals stuck in Texas, I tend to be a little
> > sensitive to being called narrow minded.

> My apologies. I shouldn't have generalized here. As you pointed out
> there's a difference between having a problem with the name and
> refusing to accept the software because of the name and despite better
> knowledge.
> So what I suggest we do is to keep the name,

Modifying or otherwise changing the official name causes far too many
other problems (the website domain name for one thing) which is why I have
only gone as far as to suggest that things be made easier for users to
change for themselves.

> but perhaps we can indeed do something about the way it is perceived. It
> could help to use the full name more.

I think that would help, especially for things like press releases.
I usually try to use the long name to avoid any ambiguity.

> Not saying that we should avoid using the acronym but perhaps it would
> be good if we could try to mention the full name

I would of course be willing to try and help with such an effort.

> in release announcements and such at least once. If someone wants to
> review the README, NEWS. INSTALL files as well as

> the man-pages for this, that would be appreciated.

the man page looks pretty good (at least on FreeBSD), the name is
explained immediately and the acronym expanded at the start of the
DESCRIPTION section.  the man pages for gimprc, gimp-tool, and gimp-remote
don't mention the full and unabbreviated name and I will try to take a
close look at them later.

- Alan H.

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