Help, I'm being heckled into changing the name of a free software project! 😂🤦♂️
If people really want me to call my fork of the GNU Image Manipulation Program "Bob FOSS Studio" in honour of a dead American painter that shares a strikingly similar name to my own, then I will make it so. 🖌️🎨
The name that comes in second (if it was one of the @brainblasted suggestions) will be the term I use to refactor "gimp" out of the codebase. 🙂
@bob just want to note that Wilber is a GIMP trademark, and thus could cause issues down the line if we were to use it for our hard fork
@brainblasted Well, I guess that means the current name of the repo isn't long for this world anyway in that case! 🤦♂️
Are there any issues with the remaining suggestions?
My quick Google search came up with a dead sourceforge project from 2015 that does image manipulation and an unrelated systems diagnostics tool. But I don't that necessarily precludes using it as a name.
Clickfix looks fine though
@bob I think the rest are fine
@spacekookie @bob it was a very depressing read. A lot of repetitions of 'But I have never had a problem with it so there is no problem' and 'the name is GNU Image Manipulation Program, that isn't offensive to anyone so what is the problem?'
It was probably exactly the way you imagine and @brainblasted has an amazing amount of patience. I would have just shut down and left after the first 5 times someone said the same inane thing.
At the moment it's looking like I can't use Wilber because the GIMP project owns the trademark.
Glimpse is a strong second, but it looks like I can only use that as a codename because there's a package called that: https://packages.debian.org/sid/text/glimpse
It's funny, some people would like it, but I wonder if leaning on _any_ open-sourcey acronym like GNU/FOSS/FLOSS/etc is actually productive - it's potentially a bit exclusionary to folks who just want an alternative to photoshop but aren't in the know about software jargon and don't care.
A unique name (a la Krita) or something short and semi-descriptive is probably most inclusive
At risk of being a bit of a killjoy...
Wilber: GIMP owns the copyright, can't use it
Bob FOSS Studio: OH GOD THE LEGALITIES 😱
Glimpse & Clickfix: We can probably make either of those work
The increased attention has helped me think this through though, so I'm grateful to everyone who has/is still voting.
My initial (modest) idea was just to track upstream changes and add them to rebranded/refactored codebase.
If there's enough interest from people wanting to contribute new features then we could go that route.
For now I think Github is a sensible starting point, but there's nothing stopping us from mirroring/switching later
Also the search utility of the same name comes to mind first for many people, but that might not be too important as there wouldn't be a big overlap in user bases.
re: Windows/Mac support that's firmly on the table, so long as I can still build for them.
The only modern Mac I have to test things on atm is a 2010 model Mac Mini running High Sierra, but that should be new enough to have confidence it works on Mojave systems.
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