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Discussion on: Please, don't politicize DEV!

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James McDermott

So I genuinely believe that due to the evolving nature of society becoming more integrated with technology we should think about the future problems that our code will cause technically and socially. What we are talking about it how me morally use software, building software that lasts requires foresight already, we likely need to widen the scope of that foresight to application issues.

When you say "right now we are paying the price of the decisions of our ancestors who were selfish and never thought of the future" I certainly agree, a lesson we can learn is about being more considerate when it comes to thinking of the future. That starts with our culture as developers, renaming master isn't a big deal but it shows we are willing to correct mistakes of old :)

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Rene Padillo 🇵🇭 • Edited

haha. I think renaming master is just kind of over-exaggerated issue to be fixed.
as I've said on my first post, there should be fine line between politics and software development and thus software development should remain neutral.

Because for us developer we understand master as the main/primary source code and we never have intended to connect it with politics. And we are already accustomed to it, So I don't think renaming it will solve anything unless you want to give headache to all developers.

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James McDermott

I am saying that software development isn't actually neutral, and this is actually quite true by and large. Also yes as developers we have one meaning, and as humans we can understand the meaning in other ways. It really isn't that complicated. The term just is isn't neutral to all developers. Renaming it at least an acknowledgement of how language is important.

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Rene Padillo 🇵🇭

I see. I think I also get your point.
Yeah, sure why not, if the industry practice changed it then we will just follow.