The Inclusive Naming Initiative was inspired by the effort made by the Kubernetes Naming Working Group in tackling and replacing harmful language connected to “racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, or discrimination against any protected or historically underrepresented group”.
Inclusive language in code is just one step towards a diverse community, but it's a good place to start. It's a conversation more and more open source enterprises are tackling.
The Inclusive Naming Initiative, which has won honorable mention in the Software category, removes harmful, racist and unclear language in software and unifies the adoption of replacement terms across the technology industry.
Inclusive Naming Initiative, aims to provide guidance to standards bodies and companies that want to change their terminology but don’t know where to begin.
A new group called the “Inclusive Naming Initiative” has revealed its existence and mission “to help companies and projects remove all harmful and unclear language of any kind and replace it with an agreed-upon set of neutral terms.”
The language evaluation framework created by the Kubernetes work group has three orders of concern based on the potential harm a word or phrase could cause. First-order concerns are those that need to be eliminated immediately.