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From "Joan Touzet (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-2248) Replace "master" and "slave" terminology
Date Mon, 26 May 2014 23:30:03 GMT

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Joan Touzet commented on COUCHDB-2248:
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$ grep -ri slave *
share/doc/src/intro/consistency.rst:multi-master, master/slave, partitioning, sharding, write-through
caches,

One change surely isn't a big deal, is it? Also, this can be taken too far - we're not going
to rename git master just because it might sound like a master/slave relationship....

> Replace "master" and "slave" terminology
> ----------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: COUCHDB-2248
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/COUCHDB-2248
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Bug
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>          Components: Documentation
>            Reporter: Noah Slater
>
> Inspired by the comments on this PR:
> https://github.com/django/django/pull/2692
> Summary is: `master` and `slave` are racially charged terms, and it would be good to
avoid them. Django have gone for `primary` and `replica`. But we also have to deal with what
we now call multi-master setups. I propose "peer to peer" as a replacement, or just "peer"
if you're describing one node.
> As far as I can tell, the primary work here is the docs. The wiki and any supporting
material can be updated after.



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