people in the free software community: uhhh the acronym for GNU Image Manipulator Program is kind of offensive, maybe consider renaming?
fossbros: if you dont like it, fork it!
glimpse devs: ok *forks and renames*
fossbros: *throw a big baby tantrum*
@toast the problem is that their bluff got called and they didnt expect someone to actually do it
@dankwraith i hope it doesnt die cause i will be able to say "glimpse" a lot more comfortably than "uh, the free one, no not that one, yeah the one that got dragged into the basement of zeds shop in pulp fiction"
@dankwraith "red mad and nude" is a phrase I've never heard before
@dankwraith qwhite mysterious
@dankwraith all the complaints about Glimpse I've seen so far (that aren't just "fuck SJWs") are "well, I don't know anyone who thinks 'gimp' has any other implications so it can't possibly be a problem"
I don't think there is any real defence for the name, because it was clearly chosen as a joke. Their stubborn insistence that it's not a problem and they're not going to change it really makes no sense.
@ben @jimpjorps @BestGirlGrace @dankwraith then again these are also the same people who apparently think that littering the user interface with a cartoon dog* doesn't make it look like the application is targeted at kids, so... 🤷♂️
*Technically Wilber is both the name and the species of their mascot, because... whimsy!
@jimpjorps i love having a giant science brain and thinking that my anecdotal evidence constitutes a valid argument
@dankwraith there is a thread in r/linux where some guy went through and combed 20 years of the mailing list for the dozens of times when people said their employer or customer balked at the name and the only response was basically "nuh-uh, I've never seen that happen"
@jimpjorps now thats what i call logic and reason
@dankwraith I don't really care what they call it. If this new project doesn't change the interface to make it more usable for amateurs and professionals alike, then they are wasting their time.
An image change will only go so far.
@Ertain have you read edouard siddon's research about the barriers to adoption of free software in educational settings?
@dankwraith to be fair many of the people throwing tantrums probably aren't fossbros, just nazis
i realize there's overlap, but my point is that many of the nazis surely don't give the tiniest bit of shit about FOSS, let alone this particular piece of FOSS
@dankwraith most likely the reason the original dev team won't change it is because they're cowards who are afraid of these nazis
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