renaming the default branch to 'main'

Dirk Hohndel dirk at
Mon Jun 22 09:36:42 PDT 2020

> On Jun 21, 2020, at 11:58 PM, Gaetan Bisson <bisson at> wrote:
> [2020-06-15 13:01:04 -0700] Dirk Hohndel via subsurface:
>> I strongly believe that words matter. And that sometimes it's the small things where we can show respect.
> Shall we rename divemaster too? As an explicit GUI label it gets much
> more user exposure than the default branch name. I would suggest dive
> leader but it is probably just as offensive due to its resemblance to
> nazi titles.

I don't see dive leader as reminiscent of nazi titles. And typically I'm fairly
sensitive to these things. Yeah, let's not call it "dear leader" :-)

A number of people have pointed out that this is likely more important
than the branch name, and I think I agree.


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