Early in 2006, SharedPlan established a public repository for project plans. Users can download SharedPlan's free version, OpenPlanning, create plans, and save them in the public repository. Alternatively, they can open someone else's plan and use it as a basis for their own plan.
Why would they do that? Because people love to share information, and love to learn from others.
How do we know? Because we now have over 1000 plans in the repository. 1000!
Now, many of them are simple test plans saved by users trying to learn about the tools. But there are plans for building and landscaping houses, putting on a wedding, doing chemistry experiments, and many other things. There are also a few wacky ones, like this new one listing a Brit's lifetime goals.
We don't know how all of this is going to turn out, or what the repository is going to grow into, but it fun watching it.