> Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2004 01:08:39 -0800 (PST)
> From: Gezim Hoxha <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: gimp user <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Subject: [Gimp-user] renaming the gimp
> Hi all,
> I find the name GIMP not very attractive and I think
> if we want to market the GIMP we need to do something
> about this name (i.e. change it). I have friends ask
> me "What program is that?" and the when they hear
> "GIMP" it doesn't sound good, and it's hard to
> remember. So what do YOU think, does the GIMP need a
> name change?

While I agree I doubt the developers will.

mb2, Mozilla Phoenix, Mozilla Firebird, Mozilla Firefox went through
several name changes and will very likely be rebranded as Netscape at some
point in the future and as a result they made sure that the name was
cleanly abstracted and there is an extension that allows you to change the
name to anything you want (at runtime, it is not just a compile time

What the developers might agree to is to allow the branding to be
customisable.  They would very likely expect those who have issues with
the connotations* of the brand name to do the work required but I hope
they would see the wisdom in allowing such patches to be accepted in
principle.  Seems like a fairer solution than telling people to "go fork
themselves" :)


Alan Horkan

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