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Renaming whitelist->acceptlist, blacklist->denylist


David Wheeler
 

All:

This pull request:
https://github.com/coreinfrastructure/best-practices-badge/pull/1449
renames “whitelist” to “acceptlist” and “blacklist” to “denylist" everywhere
in the CII Best Practices badge material, including the criteria text.
Note that “a whitelist” becomes “an acceptlist” (where “a” becomes “an”).

This is technically a change to the criteria text, but it does not
change the *meaning* of the text in any way.

As always, if you have issues or see an error, please comment on the pull request.

Thank you!

— David A. Wheeler


David Wheeler
 

All: Minor correction.
The more common term seems to be "allowlist" not "acceptlist" . E.g.:
https://www.zdnet.com/article/linux-team-approves-new-terminology-bans-terms-like-blacklist-and-slave/
So I plan to use "allowlist" everywhere, not acceptlist.

These are new words, so I didn't immediately notice the inconsistency.
I'll note that Google docs is *already* accepting allowlist as a single word.

--- David A. Wheeler
Director of Open Source Supply Chain Security, The Linux Foundation