I write a few open source projects myself, and I get virtually no
feedback or patches on anything. Only complaints if there are bugs :-)
But on the other hand I use a lot of other peoples code without commenting.
I guess that is the way it must work. You take leadership in a small
area, and you keep it as long as you care to.
So while it might not feel as a "brotherhood of shared effort" in the
single sub-project, it might very well be on a higher level.
hilsen/regards Max M, Denmark
IT's Mad Science