GIMP stands for GNU Image Manipulation Program and GNU stands for GNU’s Not UNIX and UNIX stands for Uniplexed Information and Computing Service so the full proper name for GIMP is actually:
GNU’s Not Uniplexed Information and Computing Service Image Manipulation Program
@wakest Open source is cancelled
@wakest and you can keep going
@sl2c wait how please explain!
@wakest what does GNU stand for 😉
@sl2c that doesn’t explain how I can keep going.
@clacke wait why is it inconsistent? I think I may be missing something.
@clacke GIMP, GNU, UNIX are all acronyms and they are the only acronyms in side the name of GIMP (that I can see) so it feels fully consistent to me to unpack them all.
@clacke hmm I think I follow what your saying but cant think of a different way to unpack the name cause indeed there are multiple levels of recession. you cant include GIMP in the unpacked version but you sort of have to include GNU cause otherwise there would be no G in at all. and UNIX isnt recursive so you can unpack it fully.
@Bat but GTK is not contained within the name GIMP tho.
@wakest free software was a mistake
@wakest try with GTK
When you know that initially GTK stood for GIMP toolkit... 😂
@wakest LAME stands for LAME |: Ain't an Motion Picture Experts Group Layer 1 Level 3 Audio Encoder :|
@wakest By the way, do people understand those musical repeat signs, and get that I meant repeat forever as opposed to just once? Could be useful, e.g. |:a:| for endless screaming...
@wakest please stop
@wakest No wonder my wife hates the name.
@wakest UNIX doesn't actually stand for anything (the "Uniplexed" should have given that away) - it's a play on Multics (both "Multics without balls", and uni- instead of multi- because UNIX was originally single-user), and Multics stood for "Multiplexed Information and Computing Service".
@wakest A B S T R A C T I O N
@wakest GNOME originally stood for: GNU's Not Uniplexed Information and Computing Service Network Object Model Environment
@wakest GTK+ stands for GIMP Tool Kit. ...
And yet, I *still* prefer that to, "The GIMP"...
@wakest I also recently learned that UNIX is a diminutive of MULTICS, but that doesn't fit in the abbreviation
@wakest Das erklärt dann wohl die intuitive Bedienung. ;-)
@wakest ...Bar and Grill
@wakest I'm gonna run a workshop on graphic design called GNAGT: GNAGT is Not A GIMP Tutorial.
works for me
@wakest GNU's Not Unix's Not Unix's Not Unix's Not Unix
@wakest Thanks, I hate it.
@wakest I prefer « Paint » 😂
@wakest This is a major reason why free software has a hard time being taken seriously by the general public.
@wakest I like
...GNU’s Not GNU’s Not GNU’s Not GNU’s Not Uniplexed Information and Computing Service Image Manipulation Program myself :P
@wakest or short: GNUICSIMP, not to be confused with GNU ics implementation!
@wakest I thought GNU stood for "GNU's not usable" though 🤔
@wakest and GIMP uses GTK which used to be known as "GIMP Toolkit".
GNU’s Not Uniplexed Information and Computing Service Image Manipulation Program Toolkit
@wakest it doesn't roll off the tongue but if you read each bit in its original intent this is actually a surprisingly good if long descriptor for the program, all things considered
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