[development] Mischievous registration of projects
thomas at webbredaktoren.se
Sat Dec 1 10:56:31 UTC 2007
@David: Fair enough.
@Roman, @Karoly: I don't suggest any changes to the registration
process. I simply suggest that we, as a community, put the foot down,
and make a clear statement that mischievous registration of CVS modules
and d.o. projects will be frown upon.
@Darrel: I agree that "it is perfectly fair to grab your namespace, as
long as you have some code or something alpha." I only object to
registrations of CVS modules without fairly code or d.o. projects
without any releases.
@Earnie: Prevention is better than cure. But of course, even with an
explicit policy against it, unfair registration of CVS modules and d.o.
projects will still happen -- but hopefully less frequently than today
-- and in that case the takeover of a project, as you suggest, is a way
out of it.
During my 2 yeas and 44 weeks as member of this community, I have
closely monitored http://drupal.org/taxonomy/term/14. Up till recently,
unfair registrations was almost never seen. But for a couple of months
ago, a rush into the land of good (?) module and project names took off.
Currently, it is no big deal, just a name or two every week. But I am
concerned that this, in my opinion, misuse can unfold to a real problem.
Maybe I am the only one who has this concern. But if not, I suggest that
the CVS Usage Policy <http://drupal.org/node/103704> strongly express
that registrations of CVS modules without also checking in fairly code
will be frown upon, and that the Submit Project form
<http://drupal.org/node/add/project_project/> strongly express that
registrations of projects without also making a release node is
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