2008/3/26 Jeff Spaleta <jspaleta(a)gmail.com>:
On Wed, Mar 26, 2008 at 12:23 AM, Valent Turkovic
> My gut feeling tells me that they will tell that fedora can change the
> name to gimp if that fits better, most upstream gnome people to who I
> talked to told me that on such minor things gnome lets downstream
> customize as they need for them.
> I'll talk to upstream and report back and tell you if my gut feeling
> was spot on or wrong.
whether we are allowed to do it or not is not the point.
The argue you made was about brand recognition. As a downstream, should we
be telling the upstream project how their brand should be handled? I really
don't think so. We all recognize that brands have value because they are
recognizable. But if a specific project wants to change their brand..that is
THEIR choice..because its THEIR project.
As distributors of 'well known' applications... we need to take our cues
from the upstream project with regard to handling 'branding'. Perhaps the
project leads for GIMP are actually trying to make an explicit effort to
rebrand it so the non acronym becomes the recognized name. If so, then we
should respect that. If you want this changed... get the upstream project
to revert back to using the GIMP as the name instead of the longer name in
the desktop file. For all we know this is a deliberate attempt to rebrand
by the upstream project.
After speaking with upstream it seams that that is the case. They want
more recognition of the name "GNU Image Manipulation Program" and even
if I personally think that is wrong I respect their decision. Fedora
has "respect upstream" attitude so it should respect their decision...
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