Replace oppressive terms with inclusive terms.

Daniel Golle daniel at
Tue Jun 22 15:49:44 PDT 2021

Hi Arowa,

thank you very much for your work on this issue!

I am aware that this is an uphill battle as it disrupts routine without
being technically necessary.
Many of us will go through episodes where we get annoyed with our own
habits and constantly want to apologize when we accidentally use terms
with oppressive heritage (and I must admit this still happens to me quite
often, it takes more than 'sed' to make these changes in our brains as

To make the computing world a better place, at least for future
generations, I sincerely hope efforts like this succeed.

If you have scripts to easily detect suppressive language in a code
repository and suggest meaningful replacements, like the ones in this
patch series, I would be happy if you could share them with me so that I
can suggest similar changes for openwrt.git. Pre-built 'sed' scripts (and
perhaps 'coccinelle'[1] patches when we work on code) would of course be
great for this purpose, as it would reduce the risk of breaking something
(and also make it easier and guarantee consistency)

With kind regards



On Tue, Jun 22, 2021 at 02:29:01PM -0700, Arowa Suliman wrote:
> As part of using inclusive language in code, submitting the following
> patches to replace some of the instances of oppressive words with
> inclusive terms.
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