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Bug#648387: [copyright-format] English proofreading.

On Mon, Nov 14, 2011 at 07:24:21PM -0600, Jonathan Nieder wrote:
> Steve Langasek wrote:

> > I think merging such changes (which at a glance appear to include arbitrary
> > preferences of word choice) is a waste of everyone's time and I'm inclined
> > to ignore this altogether in favor of working on the real problems with the
> > text.

> So, to be clear, does that mean that (assuming they don't change the
> meaning) you object to these changes, or only that you do not want to
> spend time dealing with them?  In other words, if some portion of the
> "everyone" whose time is wasted wants to spend time that way, would
> that be a problem?

Yes, it's still a problem because it steals time from the policy editors
and/or DEP drivers away from substantive issues.  And when I say "I'm
inclined to ignore it", I mean that I don't think I'm going to merge this
into the dep repo.

> For what it's worth, I find the text more readable after JBR's changes
> than before.

I don't think readability matters much when it still doesn't say what it
needs to.

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
Ubuntu Developer                                    http://www.debian.org/
slangasek@ubuntu.com                                     vorlon@debian.org

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