Making open source more inclusive by eradicating problematic language @redhat by @kernelcdub

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Making open source more inclusive by eradicating problematic language

If open source is truly meant to be inclusive and a place where anyone can participate, it must be welcoming to all. These are large challenges that large communities must respond to in order to drive systemic change. With that, Red Hat has committed to reviewing our own use of this problematic language and what we can do to eradicate it from our practices and vocabulary.

Red Hat is starting by standing up a team to audit our own work – our code, documentation and content – and identify potentially divisive language. We’d like to standardize on replacement terminology where we can. We’ll start making changes in documentation and content where problematic terminology is used conceptually (i.e. not referring to anything in the code). 

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