Re: [Gimp-developer] Gimp in private schools and educational institutions

The name is a blocker in some US schools with teachers or student parents that over-sensitive (and somewhat dirty-minded, since "gimp" has other meanings in English).

By the way, one of the most popular Web server software is called Apache. In French, it is also slang for a street robber and any person of ill repute. Doesn't make it any less popular with corporate IT.

On 28/04/15 07:03, Sam Bagot wrote:
Renames have worked in the past as I see it and for the most part, as I'm
sure you've heard people consider before, a product named gimp can't
succeed against a product named professionally like PhotoShop.  So you

I could certainly find people in the professional world to talk about it if
a name change was in consideration.  What about GIM and pronounce it as
gem?  Why not just drop the P and it would be fine.  It would be explosive
and people could use it.  It would start to have young adopters and brand
loyalty.  Don't you want to have all your hard work go into a successful


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