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From "Wanna remain anon (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (COUCHDB-2248) Replace "master" and "slave" terminology
Date Tue, 27 May 2014 22:40:02 GMT


Wanna remain anon commented on COUCHDB-2248:

Are we seriously going to let politics affect functionality? Just because a few overly sensitive
people think that someone might get offended a tiny bit by the terminology used we have to
change it all because "God forbid anyone ever get offended". If you go out of your way to
make everything so politically correct that you think it's okay to replace a well known standard
with something obscure just in case anyone gets offended, you are just plain wrong. If you
get offended by this grow up. The world isn't a nice place, it has no obligation to be. While
unrighteous, prejudiced discrimination is something we should try our best to get rid of.
You don't make any progress by going out of your way to alter very minor potential 'triggers'
while disrupting the workflow of huge projects. I'm a guy who hears racist jokes about his
race regularly, and while a lot of them are offensive, and some of them may not even be funny,
you don't see me crying about things like this. When something obviously has no negative connotation,
you can't just fill in the blanks and say that it should be changed. This is only going to
fuel the cause of everyone who does support these bad things since now they'll just see movements
seeking equality as a bunch of whiners. By making a huge fuss about something as minor as
this you basically devalue all the actual problems.

> Replace "master" and "slave" terminology
> ----------------------------------------
>                 Key: COUCHDB-2248
>                 URL:
>             Project: CouchDB
>          Issue Type: Bug
>      Security Level: public(Regular issues) 
>          Components: Documentation
>            Reporter: Noah Slater
>            Priority: Trivial
> Inspired by the comments on this PR:
> 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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