On Fri, May 12, 2006 at 10:36:19PM -0700, Carol Spears wrote:
> On Sat, May 13, 2006 at 12:13:51AM -0500, Clarence Risher wrote:
> > 1) What does GIMP stand for?
> > 
> > 2) What does GNU stand for?
> > 
> > 50% is a passing score.  100% qualifies for Advanced rating.
> > 
> heh, this is a problem test because it would mean that one of our
> mentors for the Summer of Code would not have an advanced rating.
well, my apologies are needed maybe.

i asked and learned that GIMP used to stand for General Image
Manipulation Program for a short while.  the acronym was changed in
1997, probably when it was accepted as a GNU based project.

when i looked at the tutorials, web sites and all the information that
was available when i started to use it in 1998, there was no mention of
the word General on anything.  not even an accidental typo.

i actually spent a few moments chuckling over the story that can be made
from the words Kernel and General.  Kernel sounds like Colonel and
Generals outrank Colonel's here.

but eh, what are names good for?


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