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People do not understand where the admin_menu project is coming from and why we are adding new features that might have nothing to do with admin_menu.module itself.
One prominent example is the admin_views.module that ships with this package. Yet, there are more features in the pipeline.
Right, the "admin" namespace and project name would be much more suitable for what we are doing here. But at the time this project started, the "admin" namespace threw a 403 and could not be registered as project. Truth is, if I could, then I would take over the Admin project, but I fear that won't be possible as friends at DevSeed managed to register that project to put some weird admin-theme-as-module hack in there (which probably doesn't need a module in D7) - don't take this as insult, but as visible in admin_menu, there's a lot more pressing need for tweaking Drupal's administrative UX, regardless of theme ;)