Do what you will, I can't force you to rename the software.But, I'd ask you to give this a little more thought before you dismiss it. ;) It's generally frowned upon to continue using potentially offensive terminology when there are vastly better alternatives available.Reading stuff like "here are the steps I had to take to get my slave running" makes my skin curl. What's wrong with calling the coordinating machine the "testing server", and the various machines that help run tests "testing clients"?I'd just like to point out that your latest quoted doomsday scenarios about "PC going too far" are the speculation of one (anonymous) anti-PC slashdot reader, not things that actually happened.I've got to admit, it's been bugging me on IRC with all this "master/slave" talk thrown around.And isn't it possible someone would be able to claim the designation "server" is demeaning? or, we could just use the words for what they mean.Not for what someone deliberately chooses to read into them. Would you rather let racist or sexist language and practices persist around you?
Not to mention prison laborers or conditions for immigrant workers in many places that in lots of ways resembles the slavery used to build the U. Just because a handful of you aren't bothered by this doesn't mean it's right, or that it's okay to dismiss other people who raise these concerns.Or maybe in new-speak it should be "committee enabler" and "co-operator".:-/ "server/client" is actually the opposite of the functions "master/slave" describes, and therefore incorrect.The reason I don't like this is that it gets taken to the extreme..never stops.I can't say someone "died" anymore...they're "deceased" or "passed away"...didn't people used to just "die" ??