I built MCE Controller as something that would be useful for my own home. I had minor aspirations of making it do more than it does, but the reality is that I don’t really have the time nor the inclination (it works beautifully for me as is).
Until today I have resisted making it open source for the simple reason that I didn’t really understand what it would take to put the source out there in some controlled manner. I have downloaded apps from SourceForge but have never played with any source code in that way. All I knew was that the tools to upload stuff looked weird.
I finally bit the bullet and just did it. MCE Controller is now an “open source project”. My hope is that a few others will join in and build upon what I started in cool ways. If not, oh well, it still works for me. (My fear is that people will see the code and see how cruddy a programmer I am).
Go to http://kindel.com/products/mcecontroller to get the low-down on what MCE Controller is and does. Then go to http://sourceforge.net/projects/mcecontroller to download the binary or check out the source.
If you are interested in participating in enhancing it let me know.
Oh, MCE Controller is written in C# using VS7.