The Fressia Project is an effort to develop a framework for testing automation. It's intended for users (testers) who want a simple tool that can be used just out of the box. It was originally conceived as part of the QA efforts at the US National Optical Astronomy Observatory. It has been delivered to the community because, despite it still being at early stages, it has proven to be a useful general purpose testing tool. It is designed to provide functional testing, system testing, system integration testing, white (black) box testing, automated regression testing, acceptance testing, etc.
Chaplin ACT is a Java class transformer which brings several modern language concepts into Java: contexts, composites, roles, traits (mixins), runtime type conversion, dynamic method signatures, method and field aggregators, etc. Using these concepts makes designing loosely-coupled applications and writing cohesive code easier. Chaplin can work either as a JVM agent or as a post-compilation class transformer. It does not introduce any new syntax. All functionality is implemented by means of the standard Java language elements.
JSXP is a web application framework for Java. Its main features are compile-time safety when accessing view elements, separation of code and design, simple XHTML design, component orientation, human-readable URLs, server side state managed automatically by the framework, view Flows (units of work that have one entry point view and a defined set of result views), AJAX support, internationalization, and resource management.
Butterfly Persistence is a simple, no nonsense Java persistence API. It aims to provide a simple relational persistence API. Its features include automatic/manual connection management, easier JDBC operations via JDBC templates (Spring style), simple object relational mapping, and map reading for dynamic queries. It provides a simple and pragmatic approach to persistence and will either help you, or get out of the way and let you do the job manually.
MirrorBrain is a framework to run a content delivery network using mirror servers. It solves a challenge that many popular open source projects face: a flood of download requests, often magnitudes more than a single site could practically handle. A central (and probably the most obvious) part is a "download redirector" that automatically redirects requests from Web browsers or download programs to a mirror server near them. Choosing a suitable mirror for a user's request is the key, and MirrorBrain uses geolocation and global routing data to make a sensible choice and achieve load-balancing for the mirrors at the same time. The algorithm is both sophisticated and easy to control and tune. In addition, MirrorBrain monitors mirrors, scans them for files, generates mirror lists, and more.
TagEventor is a project to enable radically simple computer usage by creating physical-object-based user interfaces. It does this using commercially available (and relatively cheap), standardized RFID technology in the form of small, simple USB connected contacted card/tag readers and small, cheap tags. The project was started based on products available from the "touchatag" company, which has clients for Windows and Mac, and run their own Web service to enable many interesting Web-based applications. However, no simple, lightweight Linux client was available, and the Web focus meant that some client-focused functionality was not possible. The software is currently a daemon that monitors the presence of one or more RFID tags on a connected reader and generates "system events" when tags are placed on it or removed from it.