[development] Consolidating duplicate contrib modules for D7

Marcel Partap mpartap at gmx.net
Thu Dec 10 03:53:01 UTC 2009

> The bottom line is that with the exception of abandoned modules,
> consolidation needs to be initiated by the module creators and
> maintainers.
> The same is true, for the most part, of module comparison.
Yes, and that is the flaw of the current, maintainer-centric workflow. It depends on maintainers being able to be good maintainers. This will never be true for all people coding drupal.

> Experience has shown that these work well
Everything imperfect can be improved upon. Explicitly including things that work well.

> and virtually every other approach fails.
How has that been proven?
It's hard to prove that something cannot be done, even if insurmountable obstacles seem to exist. Take space flight for example ;)

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