Subject: [DISCUSS] Change 'master' branch to something else?

Hey gang.

I'm sure by now you've all seen news articles like these:


... as well as the various other conversations happening in the industry and on Apache mailing lists.

A quick pass through the source tree says we are mostly clean of such language from parts that originate here.  Our biggest trouble spot I believe is our usage of 'master' in the form of a git master. I think as a community we have a handful of decisions to make.

a) Should we change our 'master' to something else?

b) If yes, what do we change it to?

c) Do we change the default test-patch branch default from master to something else as well?

I'd like to have some discussion on what people are thinking in regards to the above questions.