On Mon, Oct 02, 2006 at 01:58:57AM +0100, Alan Horkan wrote:
> 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 <Gimpfirstname.lastname@example.org>
> > 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.
This is not a valid comparision. You're suggestiong a wholesale name
change, which is would mean major community and brand fragmentation.
Somehow I don't think you'd be satisfied with "edugimp" or somesuch.
> > 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?
You're the one continuing this ridiculous discussion. Right now there
are more people who have voiced objections to this thread than people
who have problems with the name.
If you really truly wanted to make GIMP more attractive to users, you'd
be encouraging people to make patches that have features that people
want, or fixing real bugs. That'd make much more of a difference than
any name change would.
So Alan, before you make anymore posts relating to this topic again, you
need to make a non-trivial contribution to GIMP yourself to justify all
the time you are wasting here.
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