A way of managing "Remote content" and displaying it in your Drupal site.
Do not use yet, nothing works - I'm getting to grips with Entity API for this
We've often created "Remote teasers" on our sites, where the content managers want to present external content in a similar way to their normal pages, for instance when a large company provides subsites or remote services on external URLs. Currently we patch this together with link and cck redirect.
Extending this, I also want to be able to pull back content from remote sites, as quotations, excerpts, references or sometimes full pages. But although we have a local copy, the *content* is sourced from elsewhere. And I want to *maintain* that link, not just copy & paste. And, potentially, refresh periodically.
Some initiatives in this area also include :
oEmbed (seen in the tweet embed feature around the web)
Google Gadgets (those those embeds are usually primarily functional)
opengraph_filter.module that can turn offsite links into inline summaries.