I live in a very strange world. I was in Palistina last year and met with people who fight the Israeli occupation by rebuilding the houses which the settlers and military destroy. I'm friends with some of them who live daily in a literal police state and today one of them forwarded me a video on which you can see how a black man in a wheelchair fails to comply with the police telling him to put his hands up and ends up being shot and killed from a distance...
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Incremental changes like this certainly won't fix the world on their own, but they do make racists angry and uncomfortable, which we consider a win.
@cryptpad I have to admit, I did not see the value of changing version control practices before now. Yes, pissing off the haters is definitely a win. Thanks for sharing!
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Am I the only one that likes that we're trying to move away from racially (and otherwise) loaded terms in the tech industry?
I _understand_ that not using master as your primary branch name may interrupt your workflow somewhat, but this is such a small inconvenience for a great step in the right direction.
Small, temporary, inconveniences like this will only result in a more welcoming community. I just don't see how that can be a bad thing.