ANN: renaming of master branch to "main" for core repository and submodules (dictionaries, help, translations)

julien2412 serval2412 at
Thu Mar 18 14:19:21 UTC 2021

Thorsten Behrens-6 wrote
> ...
> The reason is, that language evolves, and bad habits (or metaphors) of
> the past shouldn't be persisted, if we know they are offensive to
> others.

Slavery itself shouldn't persist (badfully in some regions it still exists)
but let's not confound the slavery itself with some words used in different

About "master", the expressions "MC"/"Master of Ceremony" in music,
"Master's_degree", "masterplan", "to master something", .... are bad habits
too and should be renamed/rephrased?
Should we also remove (burn?) lots of books and republish them after having
processed global autocorrection? (I would even replace "autocorrection" by
"censorship" here)

If you'd ask every people on earch what they may consider offensive, you
could remove lots of words.

Do you also consider we should rename "abort" (because people against
abortion could consider this term offensive) or "command" (because may be
related to slavery too) (as already quoted in my previous comment)?


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