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Microsoft's GitHub removing coding terms like 'master'

GitHub is removing coding terms like "master" and "slave" in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

The company - which is owned by Google - provides hosting for software development, and it is working on removing certain coding terms in light of recent protests.

GitHub's CEO Nat Friedman responded positively to a tweet from Bustle Digital Group's Una Kravets, who discussed the tech community's steps to rename certain terms, including switching the default branch structure from "master" to "main".

Friedman replied: "It's a great idea and we are already working on this."

On Monday (27.07.20), the firm releases notes for Git 2.28, which confirmed the name change from master to main, while they will release tools and guidance for users wanting to rename their default branch in existing repositories.

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