Olivier Lecarme wrote:
> Here is my own modest grain of salt in the discussion:
> I have been teaching Gimp to first-year university students for more
> than six years, to one or two hundreds students every year. I have
> never encountered any specific criticism among them about Gimp's GUI.
> More, I cannot understand what seems to be so fundamentally bad or wrong
> in that GUI. The remarks I read are not specific at all, and generally
> seem to boil down to one single reproach: Gimp is not Photoshop. I think
> that Gimp developers should not spend any time discussing this.
> Somebody in this list said that teachers have the duty to teach what is
> an industry standard. My own strong opinion is that one of my duties as
> a university teacher is to try changing the industry standards, if I
> think they are inappropriate. If my students need later to learn using
> Photoshop or Vista, they will be able to learn them quickly and easily,
> and with an acutely critical mind (hopefully). For the present, I prefer
> to teach them Gimp and GNU/Linux, and to teach them not to accept any
> so-called standard without discussion and thought.
Andre den Oudsten
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