3 weeks GitHub to change ‘master’ and ‘slave’ coding terms deemed as ‘oppressive metaphors,’ racially ‘inappropriate’ Inquirer
Microsoft-owned computer code company GitHub will be replacing the terms "master" and "slave" from its system, as the said words are criticized for being racially insensitive. GitHub's move came amid ongoing protests against racism in the United States, after the death of African American George Floyd last May. The company's chief executive officer, Nat Friedman, confirmed that they are replacing the terms, as per a Twitter post last Friday, June 12. Google developer advocate Una Kravets in a reply tweet suggested to rename the default branch structure from "master" to "main." Friedman commended the suggestion and said they are "already ... more