I wrote a bit about the debate over "master" terminology in tech.
In brief: it's bad terminology even just on the technical merits in almost every case, terrible for git, the social concerns should matter, and that all makes the fervent defense sound super sketchy.
Kill your masters. And rename your default branch.
@a this terminology changes are just a distraction to what really matters.
You don't have to forget that github is the most popular git web interface, and the owner of it is Microsoft, Bill Gates.
So this move is probably a distraction strat...
I understand you live in the U.S and you are completely influenced by American political issues, but please understand that the U.S is not the only thing in the world.
@nitox You are incorrect, and possibly misinformed. Github is not driving this change; in fact they are somewhat late to the party. The distraction is all the arguments against it. I agree this is a very small thing and not “what really matters” or whatever, but it is still a positive change.
And, again, this is not a US issue. The existing terminology is a poor choice on the technical merits.
@a Yeah, it's a poor choice, i agree, you can use a different terminology for sure, although this change will come slow...
I don't think of slavery when i hear/read the word "master" anyway... call me crazy
You right, this is not what really matters, in fact.
@nitox I never know what to do with claims of “well I don’t think of that“. I mean… Good for you? There are a lot more people than you who use this software.
@a I guess it could be a problem to certain people... then i guess they will have to open their mind and give focus to what really matters.
@nitox Or we could just improve things.
@a I can rename the default branch in my git repositories? I didn't know that yet. Thank you for sharing!
@a I've got a handy script to help with renamings:
@petit That... what?