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From "Kevin A. McGrail" <kmcgr...@apache.org>
Subject Re: IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PEOPLE RUNNING TRUNK re: [Bug 7826] Improve language around whitelist/blacklist and master/slave
Date Fri, 10 Jul 2020 07:05:11 GMT
Gents, while this may appear to be a response to racial tensions in the US
of late, you might be surprised to learn that the project has been working
on this type of change for quite some time.

- We start using Blocklist at least as early as 2012 when I drafted this:
https://cwiki.apache.org/confluence/display/SPAMASSASSIN/DnsBlocklistsInclusionPolicy


- And the vote on and discussion on this change was based on a UK article
https://www.zdnet.com/article/uk-ncsc-to-stop-using-whitelist-and-blacklist-due-to-racial-stereotyping/
which
I brought to the PMC on 4/5.  We brought it for a vote on 5/3.

So this isn't about US politics, it isn't rash and no it's not a joke.
This is about doing the right thing and getting rid of racially charged
language.  I'd appreciate support in this change or at least if you can't
say something nice or helpful, just keep it to yourselves.

Regards,
KAM
--
Kevin A. McGrail
Member, Apache Software Foundation
Chair Emeritus Apache SpamAssassin Project
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kmcgrail - 703.798.0171


On Fri, Jul 10, 2020 at 2:50 AM Axb <axb.lists@gmail.com> wrote:

> the US problems won't be fixed with renaming B&W lists.
> Seriously.. you have more important issues...
>
> 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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