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Re: Bug#479152: ITP: core -- Jane Street Capital's alternative standard library for OCaml

[ adding back the Cc to the bug report ]

On Sat, May 03, 2008 at 12:01:17PM +0200, Bastian Blank wrote:
> On Sat, May 03, 2008 at 11:13:50AM +0200, Stefano Zacchiroli wrote:
> > * Package name    : core
> This package name is a little bit too generic. Better one may be
> ocaml-core.

"core" is the name used by upstream for its tarballs, hence I would have
liked to have it as the Debian source package name. However I agree with
your concern and I will change it back.

> >   Version         : 0.5.0
> >   Upstream Author : Jane Street Holding <opensource@janestcapital.com>
> This does not really look like a name of a human.

Does it need to be? The libraries is developed by a company and the
copyright is held by the company. Maybe I can in this specific case (as
I've contacts within the company) discover who actually wrote the code,
but in the general case it won't be possible. So I presume that setting
the upstream author / copyright to a non-humans should be supported

> >   Description     : Jane Street Capital's alternative standard library for OCaml
> Is "Jane Street Capital" a generic term? Better remove it from the short
> description: "Alternative standard library for OCaml".

Nope, there have been in the past other projects like that in the OCaml
community, this one is identified within the community via the company

> >    Core is Jane Street Capital's alternative standard library for OCaml.
> Duplication?

Nope: short vs long description. Or are you suggesting the first line of
long is too similar to the whole short description?


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