I propose that on 2022-06-23T04:00:00Z Slicer integrates the following PR to adopt language to improve inclusivity in the code base. It primarily adopts recommendations of Terminology, Power, and Exclusionary Language in Internet-Drafts and RFCs and conforms to GitHub’s effort to adopt the main branch name instead of master. If you are interested in renaming your own branches to use the new preferred name of main you can take a look at this GitHub documentation on renaming.
Today Juneteenth is being observed as a holiday around the United States. Juneteenth’s official date was yesterday (June 19th). Therefore this change in the Slicer code base is also a relevant DEI (Diversity, equity and inclusion) effort. DEI is not about a single day, but about continued action so the Slicer community should continue to host an inclusive environment not just in the forum, but also through how we code.
@chir.set You raise interesting questions and I admit I don’t know the answers for most of them. For me, making this switch is a small symbolic gesture, which shows that we are open to changing our ways if that makes people feel more welcome.