Help with Inclusive Language in OpenEmbedded/Yocto Project


Jon Mason
 

This email is a follow-up from the session held on Friday at the
OpenEmbedded Developer's Virtual Meeting (see
https://www.openembedded.org/wiki/OEDVM_Nov_2021)

The session was not recorded, but the slides can be found at
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/146ueVVTMeA8JI43wqv5kFmdYEygqqmfGH0z1VRL2bDA/edit?usp=sharing

The outcome from the discussion was that inclusive language changes
are something that we want to accomplish in the kirkstone release
timeframe (with an exception for the "master" branch name, which will
be handled at a future date).

There has already been a pass at collecting the needed changes at
https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/Inclusive_language

This is not as simple as a find/replace of offending words. There is
a desire for backward compatibility or to provide some kind of "you
want X, which is now Y" (which complicates things).

The intention of this email is to see who is interested in helping
out. Once we know how many people are available and what time frames,
we can plan out a roadmap. So, please email me (or respond to this
thread publicly) and I'll add you to the list. There will then be a
follow-up zoom call in the next week or so to plan out the roadmap.

We will document the roadmap and everything else on the YP wiki page above.

Questions and comments are welcome, but not interested in debating the
necessity or timeframe of this task. It has already been decided.

Thanks,
Jon


Michael Opdenacker
 

Hi Jon,

On 12/7/21 2:01 AM, Jon Mason wrote:
This email is a follow-up from the session held on Friday at the
OpenEmbedded Developer's Virtual Meeting (see
https://www.openembedded.org/wiki/OEDVM_Nov_2021)

The session was not recorded, but the slides can be found at
https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/146ueVVTMeA8JI43wqv5kFmdYEygqqmfGH0z1VRL2bDA/edit?usp=sharing

The outcome from the discussion was that inclusive language changes
are something that we want to accomplish in the kirkstone release
timeframe (with an exception for the "master" branch name, which will
be handled at a future date).

There has already been a pass at collecting the needed changes at
https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/Inclusive_language

This is not as simple as a find/replace of offending words. There is
a desire for backward compatibility or to provide some kind of "you
want X, which is now Y" (which complicates things).

The intention of this email is to see who is interested in helping
out. Once we know how many people are available and what time frames,
we can plan out a roadmap. So, please email me (or respond to this
thread publicly) and I'll add you to the list. There will then be a
follow-up zoom call in the next week or so to plan out the roadmap.

We will document the roadmap and everything else on the YP wiki page above.

Questions and comments are welcome, but not interested in debating the
necessity or timeframe of this task. It has already been decided.

Definitely interested. I had already started contributing to
https://wiki.yoctoproject.org/wiki/Inclusive_language. Count me in.
Thanks
Michael.

--
Michael Opdenacker, Bootlin
Embedded Linux and Kernel engineering
https://bootlin.com