[Pkg-firebird-general] Bug#268505: marked as done (firebird-s32-server: Incorrect use of "it's" in package description)

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Package: firebird-s32-server
Version: 1.0.3-1
Severity: minor


The package firebird-s32-server uses the contraction "it's" in the
Description field of its control file in what appears to be an
incorrect way.  Recall that "it's" is a contraction for "it is" or
"it has", and any other use (for instance, as a possessive) is not
grammatically correct English.  Hypothetical examples:

- XMMS is cool.  It's one of the best ...   [correct, "It is"]
- XMMS is cool.  It's been rated highly ... [correct, "It has"]
- XMMS is cool.  It's features include ...  [wrong]
- XMMS is cool.  Its features include ...   [correct, possessive]

Using "it's" and "its" correctly is in your best interest, since
incorrect usage may cause someone browsing the package descriptions to
have a bad first impression of that package.

Package-specific note:
"It is has it's adventages ..." has 3 errors: the "is" is redundant and
should be deleted; the "it's" should be "its"; and the correct spelling is

Please note that this is a mass bug filing; it was discussed on
debian-devel in the thread starting here:


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Version: 1.5.1-4


These bugs are fixed in version 1.5.1-4 of firebird2 packages.

Thanks for reporting.

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