[development] Consolidating duplicate contrib modules for D7

nan wich nan_wich at bellsouth.net
Fri Dec 4 21:19:17 UTC 2009

Jerad Bitner wrote:
> pull in the project's stats (issue stats, usage stats, maybe some new activity stats
And of what value are these numbers?  IMHO, none.  For example, look at the issue queue for Views - does the high number mean it's a bad module? I don't think anyone here would agree with that. Then look at a module that has "only" 2000 users - does that mean it can't be trusted? No, and neither does one with only two users. Activity stats has some value, but very minimal as it doesn't take into account maintainers going on vacation or getting sick. I have seen very few proposed metrics that are worthwhile. 
In the end, it must be the community who poits out to the duplicate (or similar) module maintainers the situation. And then it is the responsibility of the maintainer(s) to investigate and determine if a synergy is possible.

Nancy E. Wichmann, PMP 
Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. -- Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.
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