Just a quick note that I protest this change and do not believe this is the right thing to do.
I know this is not going to be well received. But just wanted to share.
First of all, as you may know, this is a valid use of the word master.
From dictionary: “an original movie, recording, or document from which copies can be made.”
Master also means teacher or expert.
For what it’s worth I denounce slavery in any form. I also denounce racism wholeheartedly!
Changing the default branch from main to master will have a worldwide impact lasting a generation. The BLM movement does not deserve this much respect.
Also GitHub this is a partisan decision!
I apologize for not noticing this sooner. I’ve been using a GitHub Enterprise instance at work (change not live there yet), and even when I noticed the change, I did not realize the implication immediately.
Just to be clear: Any other time this could be a good change. But again, not from BLM. This was a movement gone horribly wrong and does not deserve this monument.
I think we can all agree this change is a monument. GitHub is in a great leadership position. And you guys are awesome! People who don’t like the change will get over it, and still appreciate all the great things about GitHub, but thought I should share.