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I'm happy because last week I gave away two of my open source projects. Both of these projects had been languishing for a while because I had lost interest in them, and I'm glad that I have found competent people who are interested in maintaining them.

The first project was ScanDoc, which is a documentation generator, similar to JavaDoc, for C++ programs. The main difference between ScanDoc and other generators such as KDoc and Doc++ is that ScanDoc is themable. That is, there are template files which determine which output file are created and how they are formatted.

I realized that I was no longer interested in maintaining ScanDoc, because most of my programming these days is either in Java or Perl. The only C++ programming I do is for KDE, which has it's own doc generator. So I emailed all of the people who had sent me feedback recently and told them I was no longer interested in maintaining the program and that if any one of them wanted to take over, I would be happy to let them do so.

I got a response from James Dean Palmer offering to take over the project. I took a look at his web page and his projects, and I decided that he would be an excellent choice for the position, so I said "OK, it's yours". Within a day or two, James had created a SourceForge project for ScanDoc, including a beautiful web page and spiffy logo. In addition, he's been sending out updates every week or so as people send in bug fixes. I'm really happy to have the project in such capable hands.

The other project I gave away was MeV, a professional MIDI sequencer I had written for the BeOS, but had never released. I had been looking for someone to take this over for a while. I had recieved a number of offers, but in each case I didn't feel that the person was skilled enough to handle the project. There was a short period where it was actually being worked on by a couple of engineers from Be, but they found that they weren't able to make time to work on it with all of their other tasks.

I recently got an offer from a team or programmers who had worked on a number of other Be related applications. So after a bit of procrastinating, I sent them the code, which is now on SourceForge. You can find the MeV project here.

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