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GitHub to replace 'master' with 'main' starting next month

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All new Git repositories on GitHub will be named "main" instead of "master" starting October 1, 2020.

Starting next month, all new source code repositories created on GitHub will be named "main" instead of "master" as part of the company's effort to remove unnecessary references to slavery and replace them with more inclusive terms.

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Nishchal Gautam

My muscle memory types git checkout master, so if I manually change main back to master, will I be seen as racist?

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rabbit Author

maybe. so let's make a change

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pjotre86 • Edited

My muscle memories will still type git checkout m-tabulator so luckily I'll be fine 😅

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Michiel Hendriks

An empty gesture from a company that still deals with ICE.

Further more, GitHub still uses robot and derivative terms like bot. Robot literally means slave.