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From Vikram Koka <vik...@astronomer.io>
Subject Re: Language matters - don't use the term "whitelist" in Apache Airflow
Date Thu, 11 Jun 2020 01:33:43 GMT
Totally appreciate you doing this Ash, Love it!


On Tue, Jun 9, 2020 at 11:43 PM Tao Feng <fengtao04@gmail.com> wrote:

> +1
>
> On Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 1:55 AM Soma S Dhavala <soma.dhavala@gmail.com>
> wrote:
>
> > +1 👍
> >
> > On Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 2:05 PM Kaxil Naik <kaxilnaik@gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> > > 👏
> > >
> > > On Mon, Jun 8, 2020, 08:28 Robin Edwards <rob@bidnamic.com> wrote:
> > >
> > > > Nice one Ash,
> > > >
> > > > +1
> > > >
> > > > R
> > > >
> > > > On Mon, 8 Jun 2020 at 05:04, Jarek Potiuk <Jarek.Potiuk@polidea.com>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > Indeed. Thanks Ash! Much appreciated!
> > > > >
> > > > > J.
> > > > >
> > > > > On Mon, Jun 8, 2020 at 1:40 AM Kevin Yang <yrqls21@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > Thank you Ash. +1 and stamped.
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > Cheers,
> > > > > > Kevin Y
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On Sun, Jun 7, 2020 at 2:46 PM Deng Xiaodong <
> xd.deng.r@gmail.com>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Appreciate your effort, Ash. And a +1 for this.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > XD
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > On Sun, Jun 7, 2020 at 23:31 Ash Berlin-Taylor <ash@apache.org
> >
> > > > wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Hi everyone,
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > I have just opened a PR to rename the few of the remaining
> > > > instances of
> > > > > > > > whitelist or blacklist in our code base. (There weren't
> many.)
> > > > There
> > > > > > are
> > > > > > > > some we can't remove yet (because they are
> > modules/classes/config
> > > > from
> > > > > > > > external modules. I have opened issues in those projects
for
> > most
> > > > of
> > > > > > > them)
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > It's fairly common to say whitelisting and blacklisting
to
> > > describe
> > > > > > > > desirable and undesirable things in cyber security.
Just
> > because
> > > > > > > > it is common doesn't mean it's right.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > However, there's an issue with the terminology. It
only makes
> > > > sense if
> > > > > > > > you equate white with 'good, permitted, safe' and
black with
> > > 'bad,
> > > > > > > > dangerous, forbidden'. There are some obvious problems
with
> > this.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > You may not see why this matters. If you're not adversely
> > > affected
> > > > by
> > > > > > > > racial stereotyping yourself, then please count yourself
> lucky.
> > > For
> > > > > > some
> > > > > > > > of your friends and colleagues (and potential future
> > colleagues),
> > > > this
> > > > > > > > really is a change worth making.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > From now on, we will use 'allow list' and 'deny list'
in
> place
> > of
> > > > > > > > 'whitelist' and 'blacklist' wherever possible. Which,
in
> fact,
> > is
> > > > > > > > clearer and less ambiguous. So as well as being more
> inclusive
> > of
> > > > all,
> > > > > > > > this is a net benefit to our understandability.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > (Words mostly borrowed from
> > > > > > > >
> > > >
> https://www.ncsc.gov.uk/blog-post/terminology-its-not-black-and-white)
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > And to reaffirm the trailer from that blog post: If
you’re
> > > thinking
> > > > > > > > about getting in touch saying "this is political correctness
> > gone
> > > > mad",
> > > > > > > or
> > > > > > > > "what's the big deal", don’t bother. If that is
your view
> then
> > > you
> > > > are
> > > > > > > > not welcome in this community.
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > The PR is https://github.com/apache/airflow/pull/9174
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > -ash
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > >
> > > > > Jarek Potiuk
> > > > > Polidea <https://www.polidea.com/> | Principal Software Engineer
> > > > >
> > > > > M: +48 660 796 129 <+48660796129>
> > > > > [image: Polidea] <https://www.polidea.com/>
> > > >
> > >
> >
>

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