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
@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.
@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 I also recently learned that UNIX is a diminutive of MULTICS, but that doesn't fit in the abbreviation
@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 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 GNU’s Not Uniplexed Information and Computing Service Network Object Model Environment, or GNOME for short.
Actually it's, THE GIMP, so it's
The GNU’s Not Uniplexed Information and Computing Service Image Manipulation Program
wow, this beats out my previous fave,
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