(This is an excerpt from a much longer paper I'm writing about code quality and maintaining FOSS projects.)
FOSS dependency scoring
In an effort to improve the quality of search results on sites like https://npmjs.com, there has been more and more discussion about factoring in the ranking/scoring of dependencies to influence search results. The general idea is that a library should be ranked not only on its own merits, but dependencies should weigh into the score as well.
I’m not sure what my opinion is on this yet. I was initially in favor of this, and still might be, but this document is a summary of some things that crossed my mind about the topic.
Should dependencies weigh into the search score for a library?