Storage is an exciting project to replace the traditional filesystem with a new document store. [...] The current implementation offers natural language access, network transparency, and a number of other features.
Sweetcode always struck me as a bit too picky for something just starting out. I got the impression that it was just one editor doing everything, and so the results were really what just one person found interesting.
It would be nice to have somewhere between Freshmeat and Sweetcode, announcing free software which is nifty. I'm just not sure how to get it to critical mass. You really need a minimum of 2-3 posts per day on average to keep people coming back -- sort of the volume of BoingBoing but with more signal -- and you definitely need comments in order to get people spending serious time there. You'd also need to get some people worth reading in order to get people interested -- jwz comes to mind as a good example -- so that they have some idea that the stuff suggested is actually good software. On Sweetcode, for instance, I have no idea whether or not the editor is capable of judging well-implemented, rather than just well-described, software.
It's something I'd love to spend some time on though. There was some talk a while ago about doing the equivalent for Perl modules -- an area on use.perl.org or on www.perl.com on which people could write a paragraph about why their favorite module rocks. You can run into problems of advocacy that way but you also get a bit more passion about the software involved.