Alternative master/main branch proposal

Alan Frank alan at
Fri Mar 19 15:35:13 UTC 2021

I'm not yet an active contributor, but hope it's okay to share my 2c 

I think that a change to a word with dozens of meanings, based on the 
offensiveness of one, is an overreaction.  I am reminded of when "leg" 
and "occupy" were taboo.

I am also fine with the "wait and see" proposal.

-------- Original Message --------
Subject: Re: Alternative master/main branch proposal (Re: ANN: renaming 
of master branch to "main" for core repository and submodules 
(dictionaries, help, translations))
Date: 19.03.2021 02:07
 From: Michael Weghorn <m.weghorn at>
To: libreoffice at

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