On Sat, 30 Sep 2006, Carol Spears wrote:

> Date: Sat, 30 Sep 2006 23:28:44 -0700
> From: Carol Spears <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: Alan Horkan <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>,
>      GIMPUser <Gimp-user@lists.xcf.berkeley.edu>
> Subject: Re: [Gimp-user] Please Change the Derogatory Name
> On Sun, Oct 01, 2006 at 02:39:46AM +0100, Alan Horkan wrote:
> >
> > As I said before offering to accept patches which made it possible to
> > rebrand the gimp in a clean maintainable way without the need to fork
> > could bring this dicussion to screeching halt until someone shows some
> > code.  Isn't that the Free Software way?  Look how Ubuntu has different
> > versions which all work together promoting Ubuntu without suggesting those
> > who have different needs should fork the project.

There were people who wanted to use Ubuntu to target different audiences
so without changing what they were the found a way to cooperate and make
Kubuntu and Edubuntu happen.  Different ideas but still part of Ubuntu.

> can you expand on this please?

See above, if you need more you will need to explain more clearly.

I wasn't sure your question was necessarily directed at me.  I am only
responding because I do not want to ignore you but your message is very

> three different names for Ubuntu or what?

I'm not sure what you mean, could you please rephrase your question.

> please also explain the reason that you target GIMP and not some of the
> other perhaps better funded names of products that are as or more
> offensive than this one here?

This question does not make sense to me.  I did not target the gimp, I did
not even start this discussion.  All I am really asking is for developers
to consider the possibility of making it easier to rebrand custom versions
of the gimp for different audiences.  Is there not something a little bit
more that can be done for those who have issue with the name?

> thanks for your continued effort to do this important thing...



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