Relastra is a 3rd person action / RPG. It's made in c++ using the OGRE 3D engine and the OpenGL graphics environment. Lua is used as the scripting engine. It is made to be cross-platform (Win32/linux/mac) and quite obviously is OpenSource (GPL) and free.
Brief History - This game started off in my (mat256) programming class as something to do to pass the time while that teacher dragged on and on about Java. After many failed attempts at making games with my roommate I came back to this idea and havn't left it since. It's hard to say exactly when the game started but when this project was created on SourceForge it was created with the intention of starting over.
So I don't plan on dropping this project any time soon and if you want to join up then email me.