On Fri, 2006-09-29 at 12:38 -0600, Roland Hordos wrote:

> "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
> demeaning way."

Sigh. All major commercial Linux distributors in the English speaking
world include the GNU Image Manipulation Program. Most of them even
print the acronym on the box or mention it prominently in the product
description. If you have a look at the IT section of any major book
store, you will find books about GIMP. I think you are by far
overestimating the derogatory impact.


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