Why, exactly, would you and xZise go and start your own? Take the abandoned one, make a group on GitHub, invite whoever might work on it as a team, let people fork and push improvements, etc. Unless you just want to cause fracturing, like the original GM seemed intent upon... If you want something to be standard, make it the best. Don't arbitrarily name it as standard. (Potentially Really Bad) Analogue: Blu-Ray. If your economy plugin is the best, then people will use it, and they'll demand plugins that use it. Eventually, it'll become the de facto standard. The same applies for any other type of plugin.