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


Re: About time

Agreed. I'm not offended by the name, but I feel silly recommending something that to many people sounds like it's named after a fetish character in a Tarantino film.

It's actually long been one of my go-to examples of how open-source projects are awful at picking names. "git" is another one. Everyone I talk to who's hearing the name for the first time reacts with "they call it WHAT?"

I remember the vulnerability scanner app SATAN used to come with a script to rename it to SANTA, for religious people who were offended.

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