Master branch considered harmful
Sitting on the fence with respect to political issues leaves me with few allies at a time when lines seem so firmly drawn. Looking in on US discourse, where this polarisation has become most acute, is odd for someone with a European mindset. The insular nature of American politics, and the myopic framing of issues by Americans, makes it difficult for an outsider to wade into, even when the outcomes affect them.
That said, this is important.
GitHub recently unveiled plans to alter the name of the master branch for git repositories to something less politically heated. This is quite a noble sentiment, and selecting
main as the branch name would bring it more inline with quite old though widely used version control systems like perforce.
However that is entirely overshadowed by the fact that GitHub will not stop supporting ICE1. The C.E.O of GitHub, who came out directly in support of...
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