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GIMP open source image editor forked to fix 'problematic' name


As someone born with cerebral palsy, I've always kind of LIKED describing myself as a gimp who uses GIMP. That said, I get the arguments against the name (there's a big difference between owning an insult as your own badge and having it thrown at you, this I know very well) and find the developer's FAQ response a little disappointing. As others have already said, setting aside the issue of whether it is "ableist", its name, for a variety of reasons, is or may be hindering uptake and awareness, so why not change it? GLIMPSE is a great rebranding, keeping both the original name AND more obviously linking to what the software does. I wish the fork well, and will keep an eye on its development.

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