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Re: "Author" section of manpages



On Tue, Dec 04, 2001 at 07:58:46PM +0000, Nick Phillips wrote:
> I've always been under the impression that in the absence of any explicit
> indication to the contrary, those mentioned in this section should be the
> authors of the program or package in question rather than the authors of
> the manpage.

I entirely agree.

> There seem to be quite a few cases of packages in Debian where this section
> is used in such a way that the (mistaken) impression that the persons listed
> deserve credit for the software in question rather than "just" the manpage.

Anybody who does this deserves to have his ass beat.

Please file angry, demeaning bugs as appropriate.

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Debian GNU/Linux                   |       Windows 3.1 or better, so I
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