Drupal Association members fund grants that make connections all over the world.
For module projects, there should be an auto-complete field to allow project maintainers to list similar modules.
This data should be used to provide a link in the "Resource" section on the project page to "Compare Similar Modules" with data such as:
- Date of first Release
- Last Updated
- and any other automated data which can be useful in module comparison
In addition, this should encourage developers to work together.