This is a broader question, but related to: get-more-drupal-org-project-usage-information
Goal: I'd like to get richer stats about modules.
Choosing a module has become a very complicated process. Things like recent commits, usage growth/decline, number of maintainers, etc. all factor in but drupal.org has (frankly) lousy tools for finding modules and http://drupalmodules.com/ is basically abandoned.
Current Approach: Screen-scrape limited available stats like https://www.drupal.org/project/usage
I've been grabbing some stats to help me make an informed decision but scraping seems archaic given the openness of drupal.
Ideal Approach: Use published drupal.org API to query in JSON
Does such a thing exist to harvest module info or is it necessary to scrape? Even better would be to create a database or spreadsheet.
I have seen a thread discussing this, but looking for an implementation or concrete plan to implement.
IMO there is a desperate need to improve module transparency and data to help system builders better select appropriate modules.