Replace oppressive terms with inclusive terms.

Fernando Frediani fhfrediani at
Tue Jun 22 18:57:24 PDT 2021

A note I made is that it is important to find out what exactly are the 
"oppressive words" and "inclusive terms" in order to fall into a 
annoying and unnecessary scenario of political correctness that may end 
up distancing people and under privileging technical knowledge in favor 
of pure ideology.


On 22/06/2021 19:49, Daniel Golle wrote:
> 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
> well).
> 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
> Daniel
> [1]:
> 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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