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Bug#268496: marked as done (3dwm-server: Incorrect use of "it's" in package description)

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Subject: 3dwm-server: Incorrect use of "it's" in package description
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Package: 3dwm-server
Version: 0.3.1-11.3
Severity: minor


The package 3dwm-server uses the contraction "it's" in the
Description field of its control file in what appears to be an
incorrect way.  Recall that "it's" is a contraction for "it is" or
"it has", and any other use (for instance, as a possessive) is not
grammatically correct English.  Hypothetical examples:

- XMMS is cool.  It's one of the best ...   [correct, "It is"]
- XMMS is cool.  It's been rated highly ... [correct, "It has"]
- XMMS is cool.  It's features include ...  [wrong]
- XMMS is cool.  Its features include ...   [correct, possessive]

Using "it's" and "its" correctly is in your best interest, since
incorrect usage may cause someone browsing the package descriptions to
have a bad first impression of that package.

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Date: Wed, 16 Mar 2005 12:46:38 +0000
From: Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com>
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3dwm has been removed from Debian unstable because it is no longer
maintained upstream and (apparently) not used.  Yeah,
http://www.3dwm.org just times out...
Martin Michlmayr

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