>> For most people on this planet, GIMP doesn't have any special
Thank you, I'll correct my original comment. Change that to say:
"While all other credible opensource projects are gaining ground in a
professional IT setting, the GIMP is being held back in the English
speaking world because of the instant derogatory impact of the name.
Gimp is a term in common culture that refers to a disabled person in a
>> can you proove your claim?
Sigh. Try googling "is gimp a derogatory term". If you read the
sources at the first 10 hits and you still don't understand, then try
the next 15000.
Sven, coincidentally while I began to read your response I received a
call from an engineering user here wanting to edit a scanned document
with Paint or Photoshop. I can't justify the cost of photoshop for 100
desktops and paint is useless. I would install the GIMP software for
him in a heartbeat if I didn't worry that he might be offended by the
reference. Any corporate business environment has, or should have, this
sense of decency.
From: Sven Neumann [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
Sent: Friday, September 29, 2006 12:05 PM
To: Roland Hordos
Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] Please Change the Derogatory Name
On Fri, 2006-09-29 at 06:54 -0600, Roland Hordos wrote:
> While all other credible opensource projects are gaining ground in a
> professional IT setting, the GIMP is being held back because of the
> instant derogatory impact of the name.
First of all, it's called "GIMP", not "the GIMP".
Then, can you proove your claim? I very much doubt that you can because
it's just FUD. For most people on this planet, GIMP doesn't have any
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