[development] duplication and input format modules

Bill Fitzgerald bill at funnymonkey.com
Thu Aug 9 05:12:40 UTC 2007

RE: "As to the "voluntary" aspect of this proposal, I have no authority 
to make this mandatory."

Really, none of this is mandatory. When it comes to contributing back to 
the project, we are all, effectively, volunteers.

If there is another mechanism (in addition to research before starting 
to code, communicating with maintainers of similar modules, posting 
plans to the dev list, etc) for reducing duplication of effort, great.

If people use it, even better.

Thanks for starting up the group. I'm hitting send, and then subscribing 
at g.d.o --



John Wilkins wrote:
> On Aug 7, 2007, at 4:39 PM, Steven Peck wrote:
>> Here's the problem.
>> We are creating yet another 'voluntary' procedure that new people will
>> not know about, old time contributors who aren't paying attention to
>> list right now won't know about and I suspect will be abandoned and
>> unmaintained like many similar such initiatives in the past.
> The reason I created the group is I have an honest interest in knowing 
> about new modules; I regularly track 5.x releases at 
> http://drupal.org/taxonomy/term/78/0/feed . And I suspect that there 
> are many others with the same interest; if we can get several in one 
> group, we can keep the group active. And I absolutely agree that it's 
> important to educate existing developers who aren't watching the list 
> right now.
> If there are no objections to the idea, I will be looking for 
> appropriate docs to update to point at the group, so that it does 
> become part of the new module process.
> As to the "voluntary" aspect of this proposal, I have no authority to 
> make this mandatory. And I suspect that those that do have that 
> authority would like to see proof that it is working before making it 
> mandatory.
>> About the only real solution is to have several people who are
>> familiar with the existing modules review the ideas and point to
>> existing modules.
> I agree. We need a group of people with knowledge of existing 
> modules.  I'm hoping to attract such people to the Contributed Module 
> Ideas group.
>  - John
> John Wilkins | Albin.Net | nickname: JohnAlbin

Bill Fitzgerald
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