Wow, I really wanted to investigate this, but it doesn’t actually seem to be a directory and release tracker, it’s just code for hosting your own directory and release tracker.
Also, the installation is explained well, but not much else.
Also Also, the name “freshermeat” is a little off-putting. I get the reference, but personally I would aim for something a little more original.
There’s a https://open-source-security-software.net instance, oddly it tracks some non-security software though.
Since it’s software for creating project directories rather than a service, I don’t think its name matters much. FresherMeat is recognizable at least, for people old enough to remember freshmeat.net alive anyway…
I hope they’ll add options to receive update notifications via Atom or JSONFeed.