On Fri, Sep 29, 2006 at 06:54:48AM -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. If someone who can champion this > task reads this, please humble yourself for the sake of this amazing > software that some of us are embarrassed to promote, or simply won't > until the name is changed. > then stop. promote actually spending the money to purchase other applications for their well-namedness.
that being said, i chuckle when i hear the word 'Kleenex'. this chuckle that i get does not restrict me from using this product as a 'facial tissue'. being limited by how much money i have available does though. quite possibly the first mention of the word gimp in a media situation is in this movie: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boys_Town_%281938_film%29 the movie was about prejudice and financially challenged people. the word is used in this movie in not such a derogatory way because the person it was being used to describe was such a functional and well rounded person. it is interesting how so much of our fictional stories are about how bad people work and little howtos about how to disable them. the software known as GIMP was started by a spencer as well. what is interesting to me is that the company who hired him also is hosting a searchable archive of newsgroup stuff. some of the archived news has changed its message in these years i have been involved. the news piece i read was about how the software had been originally written because such software was not available to the writers -- unless they wanted to steal. this archived news has changed. the name of the company hosting this archives makes me think of what a baby says when it is happy and trying to speak. perhaps we should start there and ask this company to change its name because it is such a humiliating message to its users? any guesses the reason that the original message changed from 'i don't want to steal so i wrote this software myself' to saying nothing? the company reports financial health and seems to be in the position to make positive change in the world. could it be that money is only possessed by perverts? this also seems to be the message of this thread that followed this very stupid and terribly predictable thread. perhaps the original news item i read was wrong. perhaps the one i read now is the correct one. but what could possibly be the reason for it to have changed? can anyone provide evidence that the people who have the money and connections to run this world are not perverts? my fragile little psyche would really like an example of how men are not animals who only react to the very absolutely worst of despicable sexual innuendo. and lets give mr. tarantino the credit he deserves. a scholar of movie fiction and culture -- i am going to suggest that this movie was a little howto. howto reach into your own mind and the way you are in the world and how your perceptions are. reach into your life and find that prejudiced and uncultured 'yahoo' who has put the best part of himself into a box in his own mind and mistreats it. it is perhaps a bigger statment about mans fear of his own sexuality. like they did in this movie, find a tough guy in your own mind and use this tough guy to kill that part of you which has imprisoned yourself and kill that part of you that has been so abused by the expectations of others. be bigger than your own box. or make your own maillist. respectfully yours, carol further reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahoo_(literature) for help with the sound: find an infant, make it happy and listen gimp:look within _______________________________________________ Gimp-user mailing list Gimp-user@lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU https://lists.XCF.Berkeley.EDU/mailman/listinfo/gimp-user