[MEI-L] Rename the MEI master-branch

Andrew Hankinson andrew.hankinson at rism.digital
Wed May 5 13:56:52 CEST 2021

Hello everyone,

To follow up on this discussion, the community has decided on 'stable' as the appropriate replacement. This is just a 'heads-up' that I will be making the change today, so please update any of your tools, workflows, and other dependencies to reflect this change.



> On 13 Apr 2021, at 16:46, Benjamin W. Bohl <b.w.bohl at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dear Anna,
> Thanks for this valuable addition ;-)
> /Benni
>> On 13. Apr 2021, at 16:45, Kijas, Anna E <Anna.Kijas at tufts.edu> wrote:
>> Thank you, Benjamin for this! Here is some additional context for folks who may not be following these conversations,https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/13/technology/racist-computer-engineering-terms-ietf.html. Also I’d like to share a guide created by several of my colleagues at the Association for Computers and the Humanities - https://ach.org/toward-anti-racist-technical-terminology/ - which addresses racist technical terminology. We also have an open bibliography on Zotero for Inclusive Technology -https://www.zotero.org/groups/2554430/ach_inclusive_technology.
>> Best,
>> Anna
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>> From: mei-l <mei-l-bounces at lists.uni-paderborn.de> on behalf of "Benjamin W. Bohl" <b.w.bohl at gmail.com>
>> Reply-To: Music Encoding Initiative <mei-l at lists.uni-paderborn.de>
>> Date: Tuesday, April 13, 2021 at 10:32 AM
>> To: MEI-L <mei-l at lists.uni-paderborn.de>
>> Subject: [MEI-L] Rename the MEI master-branch
>> Dear MEI Community,
>> following a suggestion by the Software Freedom Conservancy GitHub renamed their master-branch to main in order to avoid potentially offensive vocabulary or allusions to slavery.
>> MEI would like to follow this lead and rename the master-branch of https://github.com/music-encoding/music-encoding and other repositories where applicable. Following the discussion on GitHub (https://github.com/music-encoding/music-encoding/issues/776) the Technical Team set up this poll to take in the community's votes on a closed list of potential new names for our current master-branch, used to disseminate tagged versions (e.g. MEI 3.0.0, MEI 4.0.0 MEI 4.0.1).
>> Please cast your vote until 2021-04-28 using the form available at:
>> https://abstimmung.dfn.de/tNOBDWgWAFtVz6lr
>> On behalf of the MEI Board and Technical Team,
>> Benjamin W. Bohl
>> MEI Technical Co-chair
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