[development] Encouraging Collaboration
boris at bryght.com
Fri Nov 18 20:48:23 UTC 2005
On 18-Nov-05, at 7:46 AM, Earl Dunovant wrote:
> I think I'm seen as one who doesn't play well with others...I've
> noticed my comments only get responses when someone thinks they can
> correct me. You got gatekeepers here like in any other group, and
> I'm finally going to mention something that annoyed me. Before
> becoming familiar with the cultural aspects of this group AAT
> shipped with my associate code as the default. I figured anyone
> that used it would change it. Lot of objections...we don't want
> people to think we're hustling them. So fine, i change it...as I
> said, I didn't feel it would have a significant impact one way or
> the other. The comment said i changed it because community
> sentiment ran against it. I got an email complaining that I said it
> was "mere sentiment." My response was, relax...your project, so
> your sentiment is enough reason to change it.
Just wanted to say Earl that I've been following your work on your
blog with aggregator/paggregator with interest. It's a core module
that only sporadically gets attention.
I had brought up before that we might consider designated maintainers
for core modules -- see http://drupal.org/node/34439 -- there are
still the majority that are theoretically "maintained" by Dries.
Dries, do you want to speak up and say which ones you *actually* want
to maintain, which might be in need of an official maintainer, etc.?
I agree with many of Dan's comments, and some of those are "in
progress" with upgrades to the project.module being funded by CS Labs
and implemented by nedjo. We probably need more of a battle plan and
assigning dev tasks to people to get some of the other work done, as
outlined by the recent poll results.
Lastly, the concept of "verified" modules (e.g. image, event) that
are non-core has been brought up a couple of times. Essentially, the
question becomes, how do modules become verified? Some thoughts I've
* at least 2 "maintainers", both of which agree to commit patches
regarding bugs, etc.
* a commitment from those maintainers to keep updating/port to the
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