Re: Divide and rule
The full quote was: "I have, on two occasions now, recommended this program to photography and graphic design educators (as an alternative to Photoshop) who told me that they considered it and found it good as software but weren't permitted by their institution to use it in the classroom because of the name." (emphasis mine)
Tindall did not claim that no educational institution would permit instructors to use it due to the name; she said that that had occurred in two specific instances.
That statement can be true, while it can also be true that other educational institutions use GIMP despite the name.