[Python-Dev] Official citation for Python
jackiekazil at gmail.com
Sun Sep 9 23:39:40 EDT 2018
Terry -- For clarification, the format question was not a style question.
It was a reference to the one versus many that I wrote in the explainer.
Yes... there are many prescribed formats already. That is the easy part.
On Sun, Sep 9, 2018 at 11:33 PM Terry Reedy <tjreedy at udel.edu> wrote:
> On 9/9/2018 3:43 PM, Jacqueline Kazil wrote:
> > <http:///>The PSF has received a few inquiries asking the question —
> > “How do I cite Python?”So, I am reaching out to you all to figure this
> > (For those that don’t know my background, I have been in academia for a
> > bit as a Ph.D student and have worked at the Library of Congress writing
> > code to process Marc records <https://www.loc.gov/marc/bibliographic/>,
> > among other things.)
> > IMHO the citation for Python should be decided upon by the Python
> > developers and should live somewhere on the site.
> > Two questions to be answered…
> > 1. What format should it take?
> There are by now formats for citing web documents. I presume style
> guides now include such. Try a current version of the Chicago Manual of
> Style. (not sure of exact title). I will ask a university professor
> who should know more than I.
> > 2. Where does it live on the site?
> On https://bugs.python.org/issue26597, I suggested the Copyright page.
> I now think a link to 'Citing these Documents' on
> would be even better.
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