Black lives matter, as do all lives. The recent public discussions have effected positive change all around the world, and also in the tech world. As per IETF Recommendation the use of “blacklist / whitelist” and “master / slave” are now actively discouraged.
On our awesome-humane-tech page we already used the term “blocklist” thanks to @gkrishnaks suggestion, except where the product name explicitly contained ‘blacklist’. Now, matomo.org changed the name of their referrer spam blocker, and all occurrences are finally gone.
Furthermore I changed the Github branch name from
main (which will probably become Github’s default for new repositories), and also did so for the delightful project on Codeberg (which is based on Gitea that has
main as default already implemented).
There are a number of other repositories that still need to be modified, but that will come in due time. I am a bit hesitant to delete the master branch with these, as that will break URL’s in old discussion threads we have had over time (images).