The project announced that it is changing its name this fall. We are still in the process
of doing this.
There was also a note in early January noting that the project was seeking outside help
from a branding firm, and so there are delays to the original schedule. That was on the
main Bro list.
On Mar 9, 2018, at 12:03 AM, Vitaly Repin
I would like to bring your attention to one strange and extremely unexpected difficulty I
while trying to include user agent parser for bro I have developed (plugin:
) into the list of uap implementations
The request I have made has been rejected:
While I understand that you're not responsible for the unfortunate name of the Bro
language, and while it might be that the name references an Orwellian "Big
Brother" more than it refers to bro culture, I still can't get behind including
or linking to a project in a language that has such a non-inclusive name.
That obviously sucks for the effort you've put into this project, and sucks for Bro
users that won't be able to find easily. But overall, it sucks even more for women
who feel excluded from programming because of such poor naming choices.
Of course, I’ll happily include your project if the programming language changes name.
It sounded very weird for me originally. But I have googled for "bro" and
"non inclusive" and found this discussion:
Have anybody faced this problem before? Has it been discussed in any way in the bro
I think it might be a good idea to have at least an article with explanation of the
origins of the "bro" name and the stand towards inclusiveness. (Not sure it will
help with ua-parser project, however).
P.S. Sorry for the partial mail sent a couple of minutes ago.
WBR & WBW, Vitaly
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