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Bernard Baker
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GitHub to replace 'master' with 'main' starting next month

All new Git repositories on GitHub will be named "main" instead of "master" starting October 1, 2020.

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Emma Goto 🍙

The word "master" can have some connotations with slavery, so there's been a push recently to change the branch to be called "main".

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Bernard Baker Author

Existing repos will be the same. All new repos created after a set date will change on GitHub.