Re: inclusive language
See opinions and comments inline and below.
Am Mi., 15. Juli 2020 um 07:31 Uhr schrieb Trevor Woerner <twoerner@...>:
As most are aware, there are efforts in many open-source/free-softwareI explicitly welcome the awareness and think we should go forward with this.
2. Scope Creep. From the dawn of the OE project, there have been "discussions"Fully agreed.
3. Deprecation Plan. Given the layered nature of the ecosystem, inevitablyThis is the first time where I'll cite Torvalds "WE DO NOT BREAK
USERSPACE!". And any name-shuffling that breaks builds just for the
sake of "inclusion" will have the exact opposite effect: it "excludes"
the users, and we get the not-so-benevolent dictator label. Plus, we
serve a business case. Name-shuffling is fine if we're talking about a
hobbyist project that can break whatever it likes, but for the
industrial use case breaking stuff just for the sake of "we decided
that this name is not cool anymore" is a total no-go in my opinion.
4. What will be affected? Branch names, variable names, function names,Everything that is newly introduced shall be affected, Whenever
something new gets into the system, we shall take care to make sure
all best naming practises at the time of the introduction are adhered.
But once it is in, it is in.
5. Backports. How far back do we make changes?Not at all.
6. Terminology. The Linux kernel project has put out some recommendations:Hopefully not getting into a flamewar now, but I have to point out
that these recommendations are, again, extremely US-centric. For
example, me being German, the term "leader"(Führer) is highly loaded.
So who has the right to decide that this is better than "master" which
is the exact opposite of loaded in German ("Meister") , and only
denotes a somewhat high degree of competence at something?
So in a nutshell, I agree with the conclusion Jon draw in
https://lwn.net/Articles/823224/ - we must go forward and improve, but
not at the very real cost of breaking stuff and making on part of the
users unhappy just to make another group of people happy.
My $.02, you may beat me now.