On Mon, Dec 13, 2004 at 06:11:39PM +0000, Alan Horkan wrote:
> I do not know if you are a native English speaker but the term gimp is has
> a very similar meaning to "cripple".  If you look at the bug report I
> point to some comments where people other than me say they have
> encountered difficulties, notably the embarassment of explaining the name
> really was the gimp to a person in a wheelchair and that the user was not
> mocking them.
i think (with my experience with this community) that this person needs
to look at how he/she is treating the person in the wheelchair.  i dont
think (in my experience) that a defensive response like this can be
blamed solely on the name of a piece of software.  i would like to know
more about the people involved in this story.  there must have been some
mocking before hand or the person has recently acquired the need for the

a name change will not fix either situation.

> I'm not a big fan of "funny" project names because different people find
> completely different things funny, and I much prefer names that give some
> idea of what a project does (which the long form GNU Image Manipulation
> Program does serve that purpose).
your activity with this project seems to say that this is not an
accurate statement.


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