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Re: tasks overview wishlist: Canonical citing reference

* Michael Banck <mbanck@debian.org> [081007 22:53]:
> Also, having this would sense a clear signal to upstream authors that we
> consider proper citing important and that enforcing citations in
> copyright licensing is not the best thing to do.

I think the better signal to send is that "enforced citation" is
considered not academical behaviour as it is simply citation trolling.
I my eyes it is equivalent of paying people to cite you. (Or rather
eqauivalent to harrassing people to make them cite you).

There might be things where software can actually be used as academical
contribution to some paper, but all examples I've yet seen were just
ridicilously broad. Neighter your calculator nor your typewriter belonged
in the citations (though sometimes might have been added as kind of joke,
like people trying to award PHDs to their desktop computer), not does
the equivalent in software. Citations have an academic purpose, they are
not something to collect to make your resume look better...

	Bernhard R. Link

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