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re: Does 'master' always imply a corresponding 'slave' and hence always have slavery connotations? At school, with no people of African origin at the ...
 

No. The word "master" does not always correspond to "slave". I have a Master's degree. That does not mean that I've made a slave of a subject. A master of a recording does not imply that there are slave recordings, but copies. MasterCard does not mean that it is for slave owners. Master plan just means it's either the main plan or a darn good one.

English is a strange language. One word can have many different meanings, and very different words can be spelt in the same say (e.g. to "lead" a group" or a "lead" pipe"). Let's not go overboard with a shotgun approach to censoring different words that happen to look and sound the same. The master/slave usage in tech is and has always been toxic and offensive. Let's just stop calling Jenkins worker nodes slaves. A git master branch does not have the same connotation.

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