[development] module duplication in Drupal contrib

Ivan Sergio Borgonovo mail at webthatworks.it
Wed Mar 19 15:40:31 UTC 2008

On Wed, 19 Mar 2008 10:25:36 -0500
Larry Garfield <larry at garfieldtech.com> wrote:

> Support:
> Time spend "reinventing the wheel" (duplicating modules) is time
> not spent making the wheels we have better.  That results in 2-3-4
> mediocre modules with one single point of failure instead of one
> good module with multiple possible maintainers.  That makes it more
> likely that a user will find a module inadequate, or that it will
> become abandoned leaving the user high and dry.  That's damaging
> both to Drupal-based sites and to Drupal's reputation.

It makes modules much harder to find/chose.

> Solutions:
> I really need to get back to this issue at some point:
> http://drupal.org/node/168819

yup... could we copy debian package tags or something similar to add
meta info/keywords to module packages (.info)?

Plus sometimes it is very hard to understand what the module do from
what you can find in the module page.

Ivan Sergio Borgonovo

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