> Maybe it's just there is now a need for more open source projects
> targetting general purpose applications.
+1 And we need to collaborate better. There are oh so many "lite" applications and applications that got started over and over, many in the same problem domain. If developers would collaborate more on projects rather than whipping up yet another unfinished thing and then moving on we would be SO MUCH further. I've met this many times working on some project where someone comes a long sees some detail they don't like and then goes off on their own. Getting people to contribute commonly has gotten easier with better distributed development tools - but we haven't made any progress on the human factor. And I have no idea how to approach that problem.