I'm starting to get active again in FreeSoftware. I just blew the dust off my CVS server, so I decided to blow the dust off my advogato account too.
Yesterday I made a new release of cwebldap a web front end for querying an LDAP server which was designed to replace a legacy ph system. It showed up on freshmeat and another freesoftware programmer seems to have noticed it. He made a release of his own web ldap front end, web2ldap, a few days later. This release was different in that he started using my Strong Distribution Model. That's awesome. He probably saw it on my page and picked it up. His program has lots of good features, hopefully I can pick up the ones I like, just like he picked up the distribution model from me and we can get a little friendly competition going to see who can write the best client.
That is my favorite thing about free software, how fast it moves because people just grab the good stuff and good ideas and run with them.