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GIMP image editor forked to fix 'problematic' name

Indian Summer

Cult Leader
Administrator
Glimpse is a fork of the popular open source image editor, GIMP, created primarily to offer the software under an alternative name.

GIMP is a longstanding project, first announced in November 1995. The name was originally an acronym for General Image Manipulation Program but this was changed to GNU Image Manipulation Program.
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(28. Aug. 2019)
 

Indian Summer

Cult Leader
Administrator
I didn't actually realise 'gimp' was a word. I suspect that many whose native language is not English are in the same boat. That said ... Personally, I wouldn't actually mind if they changed the name, especially if it was combined with other efforts to make the software more user-friendly. We live in a new age now! The language is being cleaned up to help create a kinder, gentler world.

I'm not even sure if my username is appropriate any more - it may be 'problematic'!
 

Brian

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Gothenburg
I'm not even sure if my username is appropriate any more - it may be 'problematic'!
My user name on Gimp Chat forum is Erisian which could be a little problematic for me now because it is derived from Eris, the greek goddess of chaos and, of course, I am a christian but I thought "hey, it's done now - everybody knows me as Erisian.":oops:
 
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