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[Python-Dev] Official citation for Python


On Sun, Sep 9, 2018, 14:19 Jacqueline Kazil <jackiekazil at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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 out.
>
> (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?
>    2. Where does it live on the site?
>
> To help frame the first one, I quickly wrote this up ?
> https://docs.google.com/document/d/1R0mo8EYVIPNkmNBImpcZTbk0e78T2oU71ioX5NvVTvY/edit#
>
> tldr; Summary of possibilities?
>
>    1. Article for one citation (1 DOI, generated by the publication)
>    2. No article (many DOIs ? one for each major version through Zenodo
>    <https://zenodo.org/record/1404209> (or similar service))
>
> Discuss.
>

Hi Jackie!

FWIW, this has come up a few times in the past on python-ideas and/or
python-dev.  Sorry I don't have more info.  Alas, if I were at my computer
I could offer specifics. :)

-eric
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