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  1. Flink
  2. FLINK-18209

Replace "charged" words in the Flink codebase.

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    • Type: Task
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: Trivial
    • Resolution: Unresolved
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      The Flink codebase still makes use of "charged" words that are considered outdated and have a negative connotation. In particular, this is the number of occurrences of such words:

      "Master": 1366

      "Slave": 229
       
      "Whitelist": 23
       
      "Blacklist": 28
       
      I'd like to propose that we rethink the use of these words [1] and consider existing alternatives that other open source projects are also adopting. Replacing all occurrences is non-trivial in many cases and may involve breaking-changes, though, so one idea would be to break this effort down into different phases that can be tackled over time, depending on the impact of the required changes.

      [1] https://lethargy.org/~jesus/writes/a-guide-to-nomenclature-selection/

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                Reporter:
                morsapaes Marta Paes Moreira
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