Linked by Hadrien Grasland on Sun 9th Jan 2011 12:39 UTC, submitted by RichterKuato
Graphics, User Interfaces "GIMP 2.8 has been talked about for more than a year and back in January there was a GIMP 2.8 release schedule by Martin Nordholts that had set the final release for the 27th of December. That date has now passed and, sadly, this major update to this leading open-source graphics program is still not close to being released."
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Those who don't often fail in sales. But GIMP is not a commercial product. It's there because few people out there care to maintain and improve it.

The US is the largest software market for $0 software as well. Financial contributions to open source projects are disproportionately from the US. Why risk losing contributions from the largest source? What is the gain from keeping the current name?

And by the way the largest market isn't English speaking. Perhaps you haven't noticed, but in XXI century it's rather Chinese.

The largest software market is the US market. China has a large population but their GDP is still about a third of the US.

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