Fwd: Neutral language in W3C specifications


FYI - changes to Pub Rules that may affect some/all of the WebApps 


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Subject: Neutral language in W3C specifications
Resent-Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 08:40:59 +0000
Resent-From: spec-prod@w3.org
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 12:40:51 +0400
From: Denis Ah-Kang <denis@w3.org>
To: Spec-prod <spec-prod@w3.org>, chairs@w3.org

Dear editors and chairs,

In order to offer the best environment possible to its
community, W3C is supporting the push for a more inclusive and
neutral language, especially in our specifications.

In the upcoming weeks, pubrules [1] will show a warning if
terms like "master", "slave", "grandfather", "sanity" or
"dummy" are detected in a specification and this will also
be reflected in the Manual of style [2] with a list of
Note, since it may take time for the editors to change the
branch name "master" to something else, we will not flag the
URLs containing that word in the first place.

Going forward, we will audit all the specification repositories
and open issues if they contain problematic terms.

Let me know if you have any comments/suggestions.

W3C Systems team

[1] https://www.w3.org/pubrules/
[2] https://w3c.github.io/manual-of-style/

Received on Thursday, 23 July 2020 07:45:50 UTC