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Re: Bug#456519: ITP: pystock -- watch Chinese stock stats

On Sun, Dec 16, 2007 at 09:28:58PM +0800, LI Daobing wrote:

> > >   Author: yetist <yetist@gmail.com>
> >
> > The author should not be mentioned in the long description.
> >
> Hmmm, some other packages also put author in description (e.g. zh-autoconvert).
> Why It should not be put here?

The Debian policy only mentions this about the long description: "The
extended description should describe what the package does and how it
relates to the rest of the system (in terms of, for example, which
subsystem it is which part of)." Of course, it does not forbid including
the name of the author. But maybe it is better to include a Homepage:
field in the debian/control file, that way people who want to know more
about a package than just a description of what it does can find out
much more information, including the name of the author.

Met vriendelijke groet / with kind regards,
      Guus Sliepen <guus@debian.org>

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