Linux team approves new terminology, bans terms like ‘blacklist’ and ‘slave’

The move to phase out the master/slave and blacklist/whitelist terminologies came after a proposal filed by Linux kernel maintainer Dan Williams on July 4. Linux creator Linus Torvalds approved the proposal on Friday in a pull request for the Linux 5.8 repository.

I’m very happy to see Torvalds evolving. The community takes its cues from him and his behavior, so his support is important.

Linux team approves new terminology, bans terms like ‘blacklist’ and ‘slave’ | ZDNet