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From jdow <j...@earthlink.net>
Subject Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PEOPLE RUNNING TRUNK re: [Bug 7826] Improve language around whitelist/blacklist and master/slave
Date Fri, 10 Jul 2020 07:56:04 GMT
One should never let practicality get in the way of political correctness, right?

{O,o}


On 20200710 00:38:06, Olivier wrote:
> Axb <axb.lists@gmail.com> writes:
> 
>> the US problems won't be fixed with renaming B&W lists.
>> Seriously.. you have more important issues...
> 
> While thet change in names will not fix any societal issue, for a
> product like SpamAssassin that relies heavily on plugins (including some
> plugins that may have been developped locally, long time ago, by someone
> who is not working there anymore) and that is
> also embeded (like in amavis) these sort of changes may break a lot of
> implementations, to the point that people will be reluctant to upgrade.
> 
> And if SA is not upgraded, the user base will shrink and it may lead to
> the death of SA.
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> Olivier
> 
>> On 7/10/20 8:42 AM, jdow wrote:
>>> Be sure to purge every instance of "fork" in the code because it sounds
>>> too close to the other F..K word. Get the fork out of there.
>>>
>>> {O,o}
>>>       i.e are you guys being just a little stupid here?
>>>
>>> On 20200709 21:00:37, Kevin A. McGrail wrote:
>>>> IMPORTANT NOTICE
>>>>
>>>> If you are running trunk, we are working on changing terms like
>>>> whitelist to welcomelist and blacklist to blocklist.
>>>>
>>>> https://bz.apache.org/SpamAssassin/show_bug.cgi?id=7826
>>>>
>>>> The first test of this work is done with allowlist_to replacing
>>>> whitelist_to
>>>> Committed revision 1879456.
>>>>
>>>> If you are using trunk, there may be disruption since routines,
>>>> plugins and rule changes will all interweave.
>>>>
>>>> *IF YOU ARE RUNNING TRUNK: I recommend you subscribe to the
>>>> dev@spamassassin.apache.org <mailto:dev@spamassassin.apache.org>
>>>> mailing list to stay abreast of the changes.*
>>>> *
>>>> *
>>>> Please let me know if you have any questions!
>>>>
>>>> Regards,
>>>> KAM
>>>> -- 
>>>> Kevin A. McGrail
>>>> Member, Apache Software Foundation
>>>> Chair Emeritus Apache SpamAssassin Project
>>>> https://www.linkedin.com/in/kmcgrail - 703.798.0171
>>
>>
>>
> 

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