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Iusing-first-person-in-description

The tag is present in Lintian version 2.114.68. That is the most recent version we know about.

We use semantic versions. The patch number is a commit step indicator relative to the 2.108.0 release tag in our Git repository.

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Visibility: info

You should avoid the use of first person ("I will do this..." or "We recommend..."). The computer is not a person and the description does not speak for the maintainer or maintainers. Instead, use a more neutral construction and try to rephrase into factual statements about the package.

For example, rather than saying "I don't recommend this package if you are short on memory," say something like "this package is not suitable for low-memory systems."

The following 160 source packages in the archive triggered the tag 230 times (in any Lintian version).

We found 27 overrides. The tag performed 88% of the time.