I've finally joined the open source movement for real. I've always been a "user" (at least since the early '80s) but I've finally GPL'd and released my first project.
I have a large project I'm planning on GPL'ing once it actually runs (computer go playing). But in the process of creating that, I created a bunch of Makefiles to implement Lakos' idea of levelization. A few weeks ago, I posted them on source forge (baby-lakos is the project name). I was primarily trying to figure out how to create a project and generally learn the ropes.
But I checked the stats, and a dozen people had actually downloaded it! That is about 12 more than I expected. I'm very excited! (This gives the project a ranking of 20%--I never understood what that number meant until I saw it for my own project.)
I have another small project that I think is ready for release. It implements units (lbs, kms, etc) in C++. I've been very impressed with how easy it is to set up a project with sourceforge. It rules!