The #GNU 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.
@nik the name of the project, which is shown in offensive acronym form in a big unskippable splash screen, in the title, etc etc
@nik Totally! I don't want to re-live this whole conversation here - suffice it to say that much ink was shed on this topic - but the ultimate resolution was that the software should be re-branded entirely. Hence Glimpse, which recently cut its first release.
@nik yeah! This is one really nice thing about the name change forcing a fork - there are changes that would (imo anyway) benefit UX massively that are blocked on maintainer stubbornness, which will hopefully be resolved in Glimpse
In either case though, I can pitch Glimpse to my design professor. I could not do that for GIMP without being dismissed out of hand.
@nik what can I tell you. Everyone says they're surprised. Go to your boss or prof or local library and say "I'd like to install the GIMP on your computer" and tell me what happens. I'll give you odds it ain't great.
Well, if you have classes that include quizzes on button positions, you have bigger problems than program names. 😿
I am all for forking, just won't recommend this fork for a few years. If it will be still around in a year or two, good.
Also please stop being this antagonistic I am not even against glimpse and you. 😅
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