Seeing some people react to calls for changing "master" branch to something else reminded me of this very appropriate and real meme

@karan I get behind the twitter issue in the twitter post more so than the issue of "master" branches. I think exclusionary language has a more obvious and direct to parties affected, but "master" is a word with multiple meanings.

My take (as a white male) is that I've always related the "master" branch to that of a recording "master" - a principle state from which derivatives can be made.

I haven't heard any of the suggested replacements, yet; I wonder what there are.

"main", "upstream".

The whole point is to think about and change norms.

@karan And all of this can be boiled down to people ignoring the meaning of words.

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