phill at hallambaker.com
Sat Jul 4 19:12:15 UTC 2020
For many people involved in developing cryptographic infrastructures,
politics are a major concern.
Getting the politics correct is important.
The true power in this world lies in shaping what people believe. What my
friend Joe Nye calls 'soft power'. To suggest that choice of language is
irrelevant is ill-informed to sneer at it is plain stupid.
On Sat, Jul 4, 2020 at 1:46 PM Donald R Laster Jr <don_sfw at dlaster.com>
> Having just noticed the last 4 or 5 emails related to this thread I have
> to say this is classic political correctness garbage.
> Dan Kegel wrote on 07/04/2020 11:35 AM:
> > Likewise. Thank you, Rich!
> > When this issue came up in Buildbot 5 years ago, there was a fair bit
> of... discussion, see
> > http://trac.buildbot.net/ticket/2340
> > The resolution back then was to rename 'slave' to 'worker', which was a
> LOT of
> > work, and seemed to satisfy everybody at the time.
> > It came up again recently, see
> > https://github.com/buildbot/buildbot/issues/5382
> > and they're now looking at whether and how to address the word 'master'.
> > Not having noticed this discussion in openssl until today, here's my two
> cents as an openssl user:
> > I think an incremental approach is fine, clean up the most offensive
> word or two
> > first, and then see where things land. And if it can't start
> immediately, that's
> > ok, it took buildbot a while to come up with the needed consensus and
> > elbow grease.
> > - Dan
> > On Fri, Jul 3, 2020 at 11:10 PM Eliot Lear <lear at ofcourseimright.com
> <mailto:lear at ofcourseimright.com>> wrote:
> > Can we please put the knives a way? Rich has given a lot to this
> > community. As an openssl user, I'd rather the conversation moved
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