Uploaded image for project: 'Spark'
  1. Spark
  2. SPARK-32037

Rename blacklisting feature to avoid language with racist connotation

    XMLWordPrintableJSON

    Details

    • Type: Improvement
    • Status: Resolved
    • Priority: Minor
    • Resolution: Fixed
    • Affects Version/s: 3.0.1
    • Fix Version/s: 3.1.0
    • Component/s: Spark Core
    • Labels:
      None

      Description

      As per discussion on the Spark dev list, it will be beneficial to remove references to problematic language that can alienate potential community members. One such reference is "blacklist". While it seems to me that there is some valid debate as to whether this term has racist origins, the cultural connotations are inescapable in today's world.

      I've created a separate task, SPARK-32036, to remove references outside of this feature. Given the large surface area of this feature and the public-facing UI / configs / etc., more care will need to be taken here.

      I'd like to start by opening up debate on what the best replacement name would be. Reject-/deny-/ignore-/block-list are common replacements for "blacklist", but I'm not sure that any of them work well for this situation.

        Attachments

          Issue Links

            Activity

              People

              • Assignee:
                tgraves Thomas Graves
                Reporter:
                xkrogen Erik Krogen
              • Votes:
                0 Vote for this issue
                Watchers:
                9 Start watching this issue

                Dates

                • Created:
                  Updated:
                  Resolved: