FreeSB is a (service oriented) alternative to hub-and-spoke messaging, enabling new and legacy systems to plug in to the bus and communicate with other systems on it, thus providing loosely-coupled application integration. FreeSB is currently implemented in Java but ESB clients should be implementable in other languages (Python, .Net, etc.).
Apache Rivet is a system for creating dynamic Web content via a programming language integrated with Apache Web Server. It is designed to be fast, powerful and extensible, consume few system resources, be easy to learn, and to provide the user with a platform that can also be used for other programming tasks outside the web (GUIs, system administration tasks, text processing, database manipulation, XML, etc.). It is similar to PHP, except that it uses Tcl, and provides both HTML/Tcl pages as well as pure Tcl pages to aid the programmer in separating logic and presentation when necessary.
Rome is a set of Atom/RSS Java utilities that make it easy to work in Java with most syndication formats. It accepts all current flavors of RSS (0.90, 0.91, 0.92, 0.93, 0.94, 1.0, and 2.0) and Atom 0.3 feeds. Rome includes a set of parsers and generators for the various flavors of feeds, as well as converters to convert from one format to another. The parsers can give you back Java objects that are either specific for the format you want to work with, or a generic normalized SyndFeed object that lets you work on with the data without bothering about the underlying format.