Voice of the Masses: Should Gimp be renamed?

In the upcoming issue 200 of Linux Magazine, in the Linux Voice section, we have a feature on starting your own FOSS project. One aspect we focus on is the name – what should you call your new app or game? Quirky names are OK, but there are some pretty dodgy examples in the FOSS world.

One example is Gimp: a great app, a flagship open source project, but with a name that makes it very hard to sell to people. (Ever tried telling your Windows-using friends in the pub they should try Gimp on their computers? You get funny looks…)

Which leads us to this podcast’s question: should Gimp be renamed? And if so, what to? Are there any other projects which desperately need rebranding?

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