[development] module duplication in Drupal contrib

Daniel F. Kudwien news at unleashedmind.com
Thu Mar 20 00:00:53 UTC 2008

Marc Doornik schrieb:
> I completely agree, if you look at sourceforge, you have a project 
> activity level and download count. At Mozilla plugins you have a ranking 
> system.
> If we could get something like that for the Drupal modules, it would be 
> easier for someone to decide if it is worthwhile to use or integrate a 
> module in a site.
> Otherwise it's just a bunch of modules....

Quality metrics is a different topic.  Module/project duplication happens 
earlier in this process.  As mentioned before, even if a module is popular, that 
doesn't mean someone won't create another one for the same purpose, just because 
s/he's unable to contribute, f.e. because of an ugly coding-style.

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