[tz] changing "master" to "main" in tzdb development repository

David Patte dpatte at relativedata.com
Wed Mar 17 15:47:16 UTC 2021

I am quite left wing, and even i find this silly.
I still call my son Master William. I like to believe he is a master of 
his own destiny.

On 2021-03-17 11:20, Donald MacQueen via tz wrote:
> Agree. This is profoundly silly.
> On 3/17/2021 12:19 AM, Robert Elz via tz wrote:
>>      Date:        Tue, 16 Mar 2021 18:41:05 -0700
>>      From:        Paul Eggert via tz<tz at iana.org>
>>      Message-ID:<4ed87012-2167-44a0-583c-c1122625ea0a at cs.ucla.edu>
>> I have no problem with the change (don't use git anyway), but
>>    | Because the word "master" has negative connotations in English,
>> No, it doesn't.    The issue is more that no-one wants to work on
>> any of the real issues, which are hard, but changing the words people
>> use is (or can be) relatively easy, so it is attractive to do that,
>> rather than anything hard, and one can claim to have made progress,
>> when absolutely nothing that matters has changed.
>> kre
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