Junio C Hamano wrote:
David Aguilar <dav...@gmail.com> writes:

On Sat, Jan 19, 2013 at 1:59 AM, Thomas Ackermann
<th.ac...@arcor.de> wrote:
@@ -55,7 +55,7 @@ History Viewers

    - *gitweb* (shipped with git-core)

-   GITweb provides full-fledged web interface for GIT repositories.
+   GITweb provides full-fledged web interface for Git repositories.

What about GITweb?

diff --git a/Documentation/git-update-ref.txt
b/Documentation/git-update-ref.txt index d377a35..0df13ff 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-update-ref.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-update-ref.txt
@@ -73,7 +73,7 @@ in ref value.  Log lines are formatted as:
 Where "oldsha1" is the 40 character hexadecimal value previously
 stored in <ref>, "newsha1" is the 40 character hexadecimal value of
 <newvalue> and "committer" is the committer's name, email address
-and date in the standard GIT committer ident format.
+and date in the standard Git committer ident format.

IMO some of these look nicer when everything is lowercase.
e.g. "standard git committer ident format".

I do not think we ever intended to change the *name* of the

In the early days, we wrote GIT in places where, if we were doing a
fancier typography, we would have used drop-caps for the latter two
(i.e. it is "Git" spelled in a font whose lower case alphabets have
the same shape as upper case ones but are smaller).  So there were
only "git" vs "Git".

If I were to decide today to change the spellings, with an explicit
purpose of making things more consistent across documentation, it
may make sense to use even a simpler rule that is less error-prone
for people who write new sentences that has to have the word.  How
about treating it just like any other ordinary word?  That is, we
say "git" (without double-quotes, of course), unless it comes at the
beginning of a sentence?

Because then it could get confused with "git", the command? That would be lower case even at the beginning of a sentence, wouldn't it?

Bye, Jojo

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