[development] Why ARE modules in core?

Jeff Eaton jeff at viapositiva.net
Tue May 2 18:21:08 UTC 2006

The whole poll discussion got me thinking. At a philosophical level,
what DOES qualify a module for inclusion in core? The fact that many
other useful things are built on top of it (APIs, etc)? The fact that it
provides specific functionality needed by a critical mass of sites? The
mere fact that it meets the coding standards? Clearly not #3. :) But
obviously, most of the current core modules evolved as a part of the
much older Drupal builds. What criteria make something *good* for core?


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