how do I cite cygwin for academic publication?
Tue Jun 14 05:53:00 GMT 2005
Peter Waltman wrote:
> since I used cygwin to implement my masters project (which I'm not
> getting into publishable form), I'd like to check to see if there is a
> preferred citation that the mainainers want used when citing cygwin. Do
> you have one?
Our preferred citation is pretty much irrelevant. Use the same citation
method that your instructor/institution requires for any other software
(I could get a copy of the MLA citation method for electronic media, but
I don't have the time available right now to hunt down my copy of the
For the author, cite the person(s) who wrote the code you're actually
citing, if available, or 'Red Hat, et. al.' if you're citing the Cygwin
project as a whole.
Publisher is Red Hat (use the full corporate name, as it's not commonly
recognized publisher. It should be written out in full in the Cygwin
website's copyright notice).
Also, as a note: submitting a masters project may still be considered
distribution. You may want to solicit advice from a legal athority, if
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