The Objex Project (like the GNU Project) aims to develop a complete operating system composed of free and open source software. In contrast to the GNU Project, it aims to build a modern system that brings together all the recent advances in computer science, instead of a Unix-like system. "A complete system" means that it will include the kernel, a full suite of developers tools, user utilities, and a graphical user interface. It is based on OSKit, a framework and a set of utilities, drivers, and program code intended for operating system creation.
SOSSE (Simple Operating System for Smartcard Education) is a free smart card operating system. It is implemented in C and assembler for the Atmel AVR smart cards (Funcard, PinkCard, Jupiter). The aim of this project is to provide something like Linux for smart cards, which is a market full of NDAs. SOSSE should make it possible to learn about smart cards, and to implement and test your own ideas.
Game Launcher is a cross platform, universal front end for emulators. The main goal is to provide a user interface that is easy to use and attractive, yet does not look like a traditional user interface with windows and such. Game Launcher should work with any emulator, but it has been known to work with MAME, Nesticle, RockNES, zSNES, snes9x, Callus, Stella, z26, and Versions are available for Unix, DOS, and Windows.
EV-OS is an operating system which runs in real mode on the x86 platform. The system must be booted and run from floppy disk. The user interface is command-line based. Application programs must be prepared for operating system. EV-OS application programs can be developed under the Windows operating system, and a special tool is used to transfer files from Windows to EV-OS. EV-OS is written in assembly and the transfer program is written in C. The downloadable package contains an executable image file, the source code of the operating system, and some installation documentation.
ROME is a modular, multitasking, embedded operating system which has been developed and used for multiple research projects within the Computer & Communications Research Laboratory (CCRL) of NEC USA, Inc. in Princeton, NJ. ROME was designed to manage high speed data streams within a multimedia environment. The system splits functionality over multiple processes which are communicating via a low overhead messaging mechanism. ROME supports TCP/IP networking, DOS FS, and provides a GUI toolkit. ROME systems can be built and customized using the ROME Target Builder, a graphical cross platform configuration tool.
The FOLK project aims to provide a single patch which incorporates as many Linux kernel projects as can be crammed in. Its goal is to allow people who are interested in experimenting with the different projects to get on with the experimenting, rather than spend time fixing clashing diffs. It also has the goal of giving some of the more obscure projects a better chance of being seen and used. It is not intended for "general use". If a given release is stable, that will be by sheer luck. These are experimental projects, of unknown quality and completeness, being thrown together in ways that the developers are unlikely to have even remotely considered.
NP3 Music Player is a standalone music player, which has a distinct separation between client and server. It consists of a daemon, which plays the files (through XMMS input plugins), and is controlled by a client. It features an event system, which enables excellent support for sophisticated clients.