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Re: Fresh "academic paper" with "Debian affiliation"

On Mon, Jul 02, 2012 at 09:22:36PM -0400, Yaroslav Halchenko wrote:
> The discussion on what Debian is (Debian Linux, Debian GNU/Linux,
> Debian OS, etc) comes back from time to time, but imho it is
> irrelevant here

Note that recently the -www team has started uniforming things on that
front, at least for what concerns our web presence. Given that "Debian
GNU/Linux" is not necessarily correct anymore (we have several kernels…,
the choice, AFAIU, is to use solely "Debian" when details don't matter,
and to list flavors (Debian GNU/Linux, GNU/kFreeBSD, GNU/Hurd) when they
do. Which totally makes sense.

> since those all refer to the product not the "institution" we should
> associate ourselves with.  www.debian.org refers to the "Debian
> project" while talking about Debian as an institution, and seems to be
> more appropriate.  Or ... ?

I think that to refer to Debian as an institution, we should
consistently use "Debian Project". We do that in legal-ish contexts
("signed/represented by foo, on behalf of the Debian Project"). I think
we --- actually, you :-) --- should do the same for scientific

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