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[1.5.x] Fixed #15379 - Added "how to cite Django" to FAQ.

Thanks Russ and Susan Tan.

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@@ -188,3 +188,31 @@ If you want to find Django-capable people in your local area, try
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 https://people.djangoproject.com/ .
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 .. _developers for hire page: https://code.djangoproject.com/wiki/DevelopersForHire
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+How do I cite Django?
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+---------------------
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+It's difficult to give an official citation format, for two reasons: citation
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+formats can vary wildly between publications, and citation standards for
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+software are still a matter of some debate.
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+For example, `APA style`_,  would dictate something like::
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+    Django (Version 1.5) [Computer Software]. (2013). Retrieved from http://djangoproject.com.
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+However, the only true guide is what your publisher will accept, so get a copy
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+of those guidelines and fill in the gaps as best you can.
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+If your referencing style guide requires a publisher name, use "Django Software
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+Foundation".
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+If you need a publishing location, use "Lawrence, Kansas".
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+If you need a web address, use http://djangoproject.com.
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+If you need a name, just use "Django", without any tagline.
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+If you need a publication date, use the year of release of the version you're
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+referencing (e.g., 2013 for v1.5)
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+.. _APA style: http://www.apastyle.org

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