If the code is changing ownership to you, these are fine steps, though I wonder what removing comments that explain a reasoning for a choice of construct or flow would do you any good.
If however the code is maintained by you just this time but is expected to be maintained by someone else in the near future, changing the style/layout would - for me - be a reason to fire you. Companies have (or at least should have) a company standard/policy. You - as a maintainer - should follow that strictly.
Same for open source. Depending on how strict or how loose rules are set up, you should follow them. For me this is a reason to almost never contribute to GNU projects, as they want patches/code-chunks in their style, and as I think their style sucks, I don't write code for them.
People giving me patches for my projects in their own style are reviewed and reformatted to match my style, because these are my projects. People not complying to my style is my major reason not to hand out commit bits.
Enjoy, Have FUN! H.Merijn
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