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


Hey gang.

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

- https://www.theregister.com/2020/06/15/github_replaces_master_with_main/
- https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2020/06/openzfs-removed-master-slave-terminology-from-its-codebase/

... 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.

Thanks.