Vim git commit color weirdness

I have been noticing that writing a commit message in git just like I have been doing in svn or CVS gives me a rather colorful output (see the credited link below for a screen grab).

Searching on the web led me to this post about someone else who found it odd and actually posted about it.

Turns out that the vim syntax file is trying to point out git commit messages best practices.

Here is a good ref for that.

To summarize these:

Fedora 15 Fixes Blog merge