Ubuntu Policy: prefixes for multiples of units

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at kitterman.com
Sat Sep 27 15:25:36 BST 2008

On Wed, 24 Sep 2008 18:26:12 +0100 Scott James Remnant 
<scott at canonical.com> wrote:
>We've had an unofficial policy about this for a while now, but since we
>have the Ubuntu Policy manual
><http://people.ubuntu.com/~cjwatson/ubuntu-policy/> I'd like to make
>this more official by including it there.
>First we should have the discussion.

Personally, outside of this and some previous discussion on this topic in 
Ubuntu I've never seen terms like kibibit, mebibit and gibibit in actual 
use.  I think use of unfamiliar terms is more user hostile than the 
imprecision that is proposed.

I can envision cases where it might be appropriate however (someone might 
package a "honest" disk manager program that has as a goal educating about 
the differences), so I'd suggest must/should, but other than that, plus one.

Scott K

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