Annotations on A Modest Proposal for Acceptable Terminology with Git
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Network Working Group                                            L. Wood
Internet-Draft                                                   Oceania
Intended status: Informational                             April 1, 2021
Expires: October 3, 2021

  Annotations on A Modest Proposal for Acceptable Terminology with Git
             draft-wood-term-modest-proposal-annotations-00

Abstract

   This document provides annotations on "A Modest Proposal for
   Acceptable Terminology with Git", particularly noting relevant quotes
   from, and references to, the works and life of George Orwell.

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Table of Contents

   1.  Introduction to Annotations and to A Modest Proposal  . . . .   2
   2.  Discouraged Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   2
   3.  Constraining Use of Undesirable Terminology . . . . . . . . .   3
   4.  Replacing Use of Unwanted Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   5.  Beyond Legacy Terminology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   3
   6.  Supporting the IETF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   7.  A Picture of the Future . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   4
   8.  Security Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   6
   9.  IANA Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   10. RFC Editor Considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   11. Acknowledgements and Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   7
   12. References  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     12.1.  Normative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
     12.2.  Informative References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   8
   Author's Address  . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   9

1.  Introduction to Annotations and to A Modest Proposal

   Notes on "A Modest Proposal for Acceptable Terminology with Git"
   [MODEST] are given here.  Quotes from original texts are given in
   approximately the same positions as the text alluding to them in that
   document.  Quotes without a source, particularly those citing Part
   and Chapter, are from George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four: A Novel"
   ("1984") [NOV].

   [MODEST] is published on the first of April, April Fools' Day, a
   traditional time for the IETF to issue jests to reassure itself that
   it still possesses something akin to a sense of humour.  Using the
   title _A Modest Proposal_ to warn of impending satire is a
   longstanding tradition that began with the title of Jonathan Swift's
   cookery recipes [SWIFT].

   The very interested reader can consult many useful Wikipedia pages.

   The Umbrella Corporation is the ultimate cause of all events in the
   Resident Evil franchise.  Not to be confused with the Umbrella
   Academy, the ultimate cause of all events in that other franchise.

2.  Discouraged Terminology

   To understand recursion, you must first understand recursion.

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3.  Constraining Use of Undesirable Terminology

   'git' is an insult in British variants of English, not used in polite
   language.  That it is now the name of a software tool used for
   maintaining the Linux kernel is perhaps unsurprising, given Linus
   Torvalds' creation of git as a result of displeasure with the actions
   of Andrew Tridgell [GIT].  The choice of name may suggest that git
   was never intended for widespread use, or for marketing broadly in
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