Friday, August 7, 2020

Removed language with racial biases

As announced in our June 12 blog post, Trusted CI has joined other organizations in ceasing the use of terms such as “whitelist,” “blacklist,” and similar cybersecurity terms that imply negative and positive attributes and use colors also used to identify people. There simply is no place today for biased language with racial implications. 

In addition to the prior updates to our code of conduct, we have completed a review of the Trusted CI guide and related templates and blog posts and updated instances where found. We recognize the potential use of this language in past presentations and do not intend to rewrite history. No new materials produced will use such language.

We welcome your input on how we can continue to improve, making our community welcoming for all. If we missed any instances of this language, please let us know and we will address it promptly.

Von Welch for Trusted CI