Programming is an art (STOP the daily-submitted software)
What really make me angry when I "discover" my freshmeat listing each morning are those projects which are updated daily and which writers do not hesitate to submit version 0.9.1.1.5.3 when version 0.9.1.1.5.2 was submitted the day before.
I hate people doing so to make their project well known. This is the marketing ala "Microsoft". And I don't know why FM people accept such behaviour.
Trivial software bother you ??? It does not bother me. I like the 300 lines C program which does the same as your super 2 line perl script just because not everybody likes perl or can use it.
Programming is an Art just as painting is an art. I cannot imagine you saying to Picasso that his paintings are "trivial" just because they are useless to you...
Winning isn't the goal
I don't understand why people are so urged to see the couple Linux/OpenSource win.
Let's focus on an essential thing: What made Linux kernel and open source programs better than commercial ones is the fact that they are always trying to compete with them and to prove that a band of geeks can do better than 1000 of Microsoft's guys.
I am not sure that if Linux will take over 50% of the market, things would be better... Remember what happened with CP/M. After years of success, Digital Research people forgot innovation and lost against the dirty DOS.
WINNING ISN'T THE FINAL GOAL... The goal of our community is to create, to innove and to provide people with high quality software regardless of Bill Gates' plans and declarations...