Today I found this petition for Gimp. Have a look and support gimp. It seems that gimp should be removed from the next ubuntu release. There for have a look at Bring Out The Gimp petition. Below is a copy from this site. Now Sign the Petition and stay tuned.
To: GNU/Linux major distributions
We, the undersigned, kindly ask all major distributions not to cripple their release CD’s by removing important applications like OpenOffice.org, GIMP, and others.
These applications may have their set of problems. Granted. Let’s work on them as well.
However, removing such important applications in order to save space for any “current trendy application” just because said application depends on bloated, problematic and polemic runtime environments reveals a worrysome mindset: form over substance.
If the functionality said application provides, is also provided by another application which is far leaner, then please fix the problems with the leaner applications rather than removing important applications such as The GIMP.