[development] Drupal's CVS policies... including 'foriegn' code in TinyMCE module?

Michael Favia michael at favias.org
Mon May 21 19:51:09 UTC 2007

Jeff Eaton wrote:
> The GPL requirement makes perfect sense. But it's not like anyone is 
> asking the CVS repository admins to make sure that the TinyMCE 
> libraries are up to date, neh?
In fact quite the opposite. Many times you have to specify exactly which
version of the third party library to download because you haven't had
time to rewrite the module to enable compat with the newest release,
etc. This does lead to a lot of confusion. While I agree that
maintaining shadow copies of third party CVS libraries isnt "fun" it is
useful and can be an efficient way to deal with helping our users
maximize the usability of drupal. And i think that most module
maintainers would rather deal with periodically updating their 3rd party
code than weed out all of the bogus bug reports and hand hold users who
are attempting to install and configure their modules one at a time. In
any event shouldnt we leave it up to the maintainer at least to
determine which is most efficient to their circumstance?

Michael Favia                   michael at favias.org
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