Re: Correct spelling/capitalisation of project names
On Tue, Jan 08, 2008 at 05:36:50PM -0500, Joey Hess wrote:
> Raphael Geissert wrote:
> > Some weeks ago I noticed that some package descriptions incorrectly spell
> > some project names, mainly because of capitalisation.
> > For example GNOME is being spelt in some packages as Gnome, or simply gnome,
> > when its right spelling: GNOME. Other project names such as Debian, KDE and
> > Linux aren't being correctly capitalised.
> I can't help but roll my eyes at this. There are so many valid reasons
> to write "linux", "debian", or even "gnome" or "xerox"^W"kde". You can find
> some good in examples in the descriptions of devscripts and debhelper
> ("debian/", "debian package") which do not refer to a proper name and so
> don't need to be capitalised.
The latter *does* refer to a proper name and should be capitalized in
Not that I'm going to spend my cycles chasing this issue, but if we're going
to pick nits, let's pick them with suitable diligence. :)
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