The Image Manipulation Program maintainers use a lot of branding for their program with something both sexual and offensive to a minority.

When called on it, they tell people to fork.

When people fork it, they are ridiculed and insulted.


(Referring, here, to )

Tell me again how FOSS (which I love and use and contribute to!) has a culture that is totally normal and not just a playground for hateful nerdboys?

The "arguments" here, by the way, all amount to one of a few things.

1. All words are offensive to someone. (Patently untrue.)

2. I'm disabled and this isn't offensive to me. (Not relevant.)

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3. Forking a GPL project and changing the name is evil. (Nonsensical, as far as I can tell.)

4. Nobody should ever be upset when someone uses a slur that refers to them.

This last is perhaps the most concerning - and yet, quite common.

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@tindall Re: #3, also none of these guys lost their shit at the rebrand-forks of Firefox like Iceweasel or whatever, so...


4. Disturbs me in ways that I did not think were possible.

That said all of those points, are very trash excuse. None of them have any kind of validity.
The fact that they get rehashed over and over and over again, angers me. These people are making floss look bad, I cannot and will not accept that.

@duvjones @tindall gimp could rename their project to imp and have the logo be a imp with the magic wand being a paint brush. missed opportunity... or if they couldn't bare to drop the gnu part, they could do g-imp and have the imp be a gnu, but that might be slightly less attractive. :)
@jorge_jbs @tindall @duvjones maybe the imp should wear a beret too. :) also, it can't be too similar to Tinkerbell or Disney will come knocking.

@ITwrx @tindall
GIMP as a name is neither here nor their to me, I get that because of the abrevation... it looks assocated to the word gimp and can be taken as insulting.
Just a sad coincidence, and ultimately it would be up to the core developers to change the name if they have an issue with it.
So far they haven't, so I guess they will live with it as the program continues it's massive overhaul.

@tindall it is really exhausting that these arguments have been repeated for decades despite not being good at all

@tindall @maloki

Because very few of those users, if any, seriously contribute to any project let alone GIMP.

It's a fork, if they have the people-power... It will keep going. If not... It won't. And to be honest, I am not sure that Glimpse will survive, GIMP itself has issues with contributers if only because what they are doing is not easy to jump into. Glimpse will has to contend with the same problem.
It's not just an image/marketing issue.

@tindall @maloki @duvjones
@tindall @maloki @duvjones
But aside from that elephant in the room, the core devs of this Glimpse can do as they please.

If they hit the big 1.0 and they're in a good state, then open source good to have them around. If not, they're just yet another abandoned fork.
I don't see the point in raising a fuss over it simply because the devs wanted another name, there are bigger issues to contend with.

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