Re: Proposal: Replace all references to master/slave in GNOME modules

The next change we could discuss is about to remove daemons, parents killing child process, zombies...

I'd vote for fixing the current change in branch name first and once done that discuss and comment about language, slavery and whatever we consider we could apply to our project to be more less offensive, but fixing the current issue should be the first action to take into account.


El jue., 25 abr. 2019 a las 16:17, Christopher Davis via desktop-devel-list (<desktop-devel-list gnome org>) escribió:
It does not reflect on history, it is not a reference to it.

That's not how language works. Language is years of words being assigned meaning. As you
described it, master/slave terminology has the same exact meaning of a relationship between a
real master and slave. That connection is the problematic bit, because in some countries slavery
wasn't all that long ago, and in some places it's never left or it changed forms.

If we want to be an inclusive project, it would be beneficial to use language that do esn't scratch at scars
when we have other metaphors we can use.


On Thu, Apr 25, 2019 at 10:12 AM, Pat Suwalski <pat suwalski net> wrote:
On 2019-04-25 9:58 a.m., Emmanuele Bassi via desktop-devel-list wrote:
If you cannot maintain even a semblance of a civil discourse, the door is shown to you at the bottom of every email.
Fine, if you want it stated a different way, the terms being used are as accurate as possible. There is a master process. It tells a slave what to do. The slave process does it, no questions asked. This is what machines do. It is accurate. It does not reflect on history, it is not a reference to it. --Pat _______________________________________________ desktop-devel-list mailing list desktop-devel-list gnome org
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