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Re: BibTeX file from debian/upstream data (Was: New Debian Science metapackages)

On Wed, May 02, 2012 at 03:31:09PM +0200, Michael Banck wrote:
> On Wed, May 02, 2012 at 03:21:17PM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > On the other hand I think this is also a missuse what we regard as
> > "citation".  You just try to link to the homepage in other words than
> > just given in the metainformation.  Citations should be in some way
> > publications in some (scientific) paper which is reviewed and the
> > purpose is that people who are using a program should cite this in their
> > work.  
> No, the way I "hacked" the citations for MPQC and CP2K in the obsolete
> (and possibly the current debian/upstream) system is exactly as the
> authors wish/requerst.  It *is* the canonical citation for those
> packages.  So if we are serious about "Please cite as:", we should
> provide a way for our users to use the upstream citation, even if that
> is not a publication. 

My suggested way would be to make the "Title" a link to the homepage.
So the resulting HTML code would be:

  Please cite:
   C. L. Janssen and I. B. Nielsen and M. L. Leininger and E. F. Valeev and J. P. Kenny and E. T. Seidl:
   <a href="http://www.mpqc.org";>The Massively Parallel Quantum Chemistry Program (MPQC), Version 2.3.1</a>

If this is not what the authors want but rather having the link text the
same as the href target I'd suggest reading some HTML layout suggestions
for beginners.  So from my perception there is no real nead for this hack
(neither in tasks files nor debian/upstream).
Kind regards



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