Just a thought. The inclusion of a package in METADATA is currently conditional only to formal considerations… if the tag is in the right format, if the require file is present and so on… but no “judgment” on the quality of the code nor on the relevance of the package is made.
While I appreciate this “open” approach, I also appreciate those when some sort of QA is employed.
In particular I liked the experience I had to develop Drupal modules (Drupal is a web Content Management System). In that case, the first time a developer propose a module, this is put in a sort of review system, where peers gives her suggestions on how to improve her code or better follow guidelines.
After this first module is approved, the developer can then submit other modules without further review.
Would this model be applicable also for packages of generic programming languages as Julia, or do you think it would be too ambitious ?