What’s in a name?: The Samvera Branch Renaming Working Group in action Public Deposited

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A presentation given at Samvera Connect 2020 On-line described thus: The Samvera Branch Renaming Working Group formed in August 2020 to create a recommendation, plan, and timeline for our community to stop using long-practiced "master/slave" coding jargon that perpetuates racist systems and language, and instead embrace and implement positive change, leading by example. This presentation will detail the work of this group; the guiding morals and philosophy for undertaking this work, where and why we prioritized change while some communities are left uncertain how to proceed with similar work, the challenges we have discovered along the way, our immediate future plans, and the forward-to-better model that we hope this group’s deliverables put forth for the Samvera Community and others in the Open Source world. The 'Related URL' below links to a video recording of the session. The video has closed captioning.

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