|FROM ||Cliff Pratt via gimp-user-list
|SUBJECT ||Re: [Hangout - NYLXS] [Gimp-user] Violation of GNOME Code of
|FWIW There are distasteful meanings of the word Glimpse, too.
On Wed, May 26, 2021 at 8:15 AM Alexandre Prokoudine via gimp-user-list <
> Dear Michael,
> If I were to summarize our conversation with GNOME Foundation a few
> months back, it would be this: GIMP has neither boss nor master, so
> should the name of this project be changed, it will happen on team's
> own terms — the decision, the timing, the name etc.
> However, if your patience is running out, I encourage you to use
> https://glimpse-editor.org/ which specifically addresses your
> On Tue, May 25, 2021 at 9:19 PM Michael Richards via gimp-user-list
> > Dear Gnome and Gnu Image Manipulation Program community,
> > I formally request that the GIMP name be changed on the basis that it
> violates the GNOME Code of Conduct.
> > I make this request, not to cause trouble but to stand up against
> unintentional - but no less harmful - discrimination.
> > I want to be able to this software but I don’t feel morally able to
> because of the name.
> > I know this is under the FAQ - and that perhaps makes it even more of a
> worthy conversation to revisit... because if you’re talking frequently
> asked then these concerns are not just mine.
> > I am a person with multiple disabilities. I, and others like me, face
> many barriers, structural violence, and overt discrimination. All this
> together creates great suffering for many.
> > The response I read in FAQ about changing this software’s name is not
> > I don’t think that this is intentional but it comes out of ignorance and
> doesn’t reflect what I see as the spirit of the FOSS community.
> > It essentially says, ‘we came up with a name we knew (or came to know)
> was offensive 20+ years ago and we refuse to change or evolve.’ Moreover,
> it is typical of the attitude towards people with disabilities as a
> marginalized group - it says, ‘Your pain and suffering are not important.
> Our branding is more important.’
> > This is in violation of the Gnome.org Code of Conduct.
> > Sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist language or otherwise
> exclusionary language. This includes deliberately referring to someone by a
> gender that they do not identify with, and/or questioning the legitimacy of
> an individual's gender identity. If you're unsure if a word is derogatory,
> don't use it. This also includes repeated subtle and/or indirect
> > Think of how quickly this software’s name would change if the name was a
> derogatory term for another marginalized group. Terms I will not use even
> for example because they are generally considered so offensive. The name of
> this software is just as offensive.
> > So, in the spirit of inclusion and doing no harm - I formally request
> that the name be changed. It’s 2021, the world is hurting, we need to work
> > I am not asking this because I don’t want to support this software and
> the community that uses it and develops it. I requesting this because I
> want to support it.
> > Sincerely,
> > Michael Richards, BSc, (he/him)
> > Victoria BC, Canada
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