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Alternatives to master

Published on Monday, 14 December 2020.
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In an effort to remove unnecessary references to slavery and replace them with more inclusive terms, many companies are opting to replace the term master as their main git branch name.

GitHub opted for Main but here are a few other options to consider.



The term for the person from whom a clone is, well, cloned in various science fiction novels and shows.



"Cloning" is a horticultural term deriving from the Greek word for twig.



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