Replace oppressive terms with inclusive terms.

Slava Monich slava.monich at
Wed Jun 23 05:14:38 PDT 2021

On 23.6.2021 1.49, Daniel Golle wrote:
> Hi Arowa,
> thank you very much for your work on this issue!
> I am aware that this is an uphill battle as it disrupts routine without
> being technically necessary.
> Many of us will go through episodes where we get annoyed with our own
> habits and constantly want to apologize when we accidentally use terms
> with oppressive heritage (and I must admit this still happens to me quite
> often, it takes more than 'sed' to make these changes in our brains as
> well).

It's actually even more confusing than that.  What one person finds 
oppressive and disturbing, another person may find perfectly fine and 
acceptable. Especially in such a mixed and cross-cultural environment as 
an open source software development.

What I find really annoying and disturbing is when things, especially 
technical terms, are getting renamed without a clear technical reason. 
Technical terms are technical terms, period. Their meaning is defined 
when they get introduced and then it stays unchanged. That's what 
technical terms are for. Please don't drag politics into that.

In the end it's up to the maintainer, obviously.



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