[MEI-L] Rename the MEI master-branch

Stefan Münnich stefan.muennich at unibas.ch
Fri Oct 29 17:06:42 CEST 2021

Dear MEI community,

As another follow-up, today we continued the discussed transition and renamed the "master" branch for all main MEI GitHub repositories to "main". This includes

- https://github.com/music-encoding/music-encoding.github.io
- https://github.com/music-encoding/sample-encodings
- https://github.com/music-encoding/encoding-tools
- https://github.com/music-encoding/guidelines
- https://github.com/music-encoding/schema

While this will not affect you if you have not forked any of the aforementioned repositories, fork owners may want to adjust their respective local branches to keep in sync. A nice and easy to follow description of the necessary steps can be found here: https://stevenmortimer.com/5-steps-to-change-github-default-branch-from-master-to-main/ (There are 5 simple steps that can be completed in under 1 minute).

Many thanks to everyone involved in this important step towards a more inclusive terminology (see Anna's mail for background)! And special thanks to you, Andrew, for the technical implementation.



Von: mei-l <mei-l-bounces at lists.uni-paderborn.de> im Auftrag von Andrew Hankinson <andrew.hankinson at rism.digital>
Gesendet: Mittwoch, 5. Mai 2021 13:56:52
An: Music Encoding Initiative
Betreff: Re: [MEI-L] Rename the MEI master-branch

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
>> Please note: Lilly Music Library hours and additional details can be viewed athttps://tischlibrary.tufts.edu/use-library/lilly-music-library. Updates about library services can be found at https://tischlibrary.tufts.edu/about-us/news/2020-03-16-9900. All instruction, meetings, and consultations will be conducted over Zoom.
>> Anna E. Kijas
>> Head, Lilly Music Library
>> Granoff Music Center
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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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