Doing a search on Java or C source code across 1,000 active projects and 19 million lines of code hosted by organizations such as Apache.org, java.net or Sourceforge.net
seems like a pretty good idea. You can get results parsed by language constructs such as classes, variables, functions, interfaces, associations and class implementations, so finding available open source code that you can use would be a snap. You can also further evaluate a result and find check-in comments, licensing information and even charts. For those who were at JavaSoft back in the day, you may remember Ted and his work supporting Java in Japan. As elegant an art form as software is, i'm focused on my pentatonic blues scales for now, so i hope anyone who has the need can find Ted's new startup.