I recently got some inspiration for a product whilst working with a friend on another problem in the same domain.
It's nearing completion, but a couple of weeks ago I came across someone in this community who is building almost exactly the same thing (like comparing Lyft and Uber). The developer is a bit of an inspiration for me too, he is a great contributor to the site and generally helpful guy. It's quite a niche product too so if one person released after the other it would stink of copycatting.
I'm devastated. Competition doesn't scare me but I feel like I'm going up against a brother. This community does great things and people are generally very trusting. Is this totally against the IH vibe?
Not giving details because I want to reach out privately (hopefully to collaborate), but curious as to what you guys would do in this situation?