July 1, 2020

Not in my name

As you probably known I'm a developer since more than 15 years and now we are witnessing one of the worst "words" censorship ever.

Lots of developers are choosing to censor "master" word and many other words with "white" or "black" inside (like "whitelist" or "blacklist" or "black magic").

Most of this changes are made by white developers with good intentions, but practically they are just made things awkward for actual black people in the community (as you can see on this post on the Git Mailing List).

Moreover if you change indiscriminately any "master" word without the context you are stupid since "master" can also mean "teacher" (source).

So please stop doing this. We are still in time!

OpenSSL Management Committee decided to do not change the "problematic" words.