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Someone Forked GIMP into Glimpse Because Gimp is an Offensive Word

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Hi everyone! Hope you're all having a nice life! :)
While checking itfoss.com bumped into this article https://itsfoss.com/gimp-fork-glimpse/ Excertp:
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If you are wondering why these people find the work GIMP disagreeable they answer that question on the About page:

“If English is not your first language, then you may not have realised that the word “gimp” is problematic. In some countries it is considered a slur against disabled people and a playground insult directed at unpopular children. It can also be linked to certain “after dark” activities performed by consenting adults.”
What do you think? I find it "overreacted" and unnecessary. GIMP works great.
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Re: Someone Forked GIMP into Glimpse Because Gimp is an Offensive Word
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2019, 10:36:19 AM »
 

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I uninstalled GIMP so dunno.
 

Re: Someone Forked GIMP into Glimpse Because Gimp is an Offensive Word
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2019, 11:13:35 AM »
 

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Totally overreacted. I don't find it insulting at all.
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