The default branch is called `master`. What're people using as a better replacement?

Funny is good, but not too silly, has to be sorta profesh.

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@algernon I sometimes use `upstream` as a name for the upstream remote. Or as a (local) branch that tracks `upstream/master`.

`upstream` feels different from `master`.

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@ebel I guess it depends on how you look at it. Since git is supposed to be distributed, I name the remote after the place I cloned it from (organization, user, umbrella project, whatever), which frees up "upstream" for the branch I submit patches / pull requests to.

In other words, "master" is something you clone and branch from, "upstream" is something you submit and push to. At least in my interpretation.

You're right though, it _is_ different, I just don't find that to be an issue O:)

@algernon When I fork a project, the `upstream` repository is just that, the upstream repo. :)

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