An discussion is currently taking place to organise the distribution of proper bibliographic references to the software and data we packages. Let's use this page to organise the work when the brainstorming phase is over. -- CharlesPlessy
- It is possible to add extra fields to the debian/control file only (not in the binary package's control file nor in the source packages's .dsc file) using the X- prefix.
R packages contain a CITATION file that we can exploit with r -e'print(toBibtex(citation("boot")))' | sed -e '/^\[\[/d'.
- It may be better to use a wording that does not suggest that citation is an obligation.
- As the abstract may be copyrighted, it probably should not be included.
In a related effort, the informations from publisher's bibliographic references are broken up in single fields for the UpstreamMetadata aggregator. But BibTeX references could easily be produced from it.