GNUnet is a peer-to-peer framework with focus on providing security. All peer-to-peer messages in the network are confidential and authenticated. The framework provides a transport abstraction layer and can currently encapsulate the network traffic in UDP, TCP, HTTP, HTTPS, or direct 802.11 (WLAN). GNUnet supports accounting to provide contributing nodes with better service. The services built on top of the framework include anonymous file sharing and a virtual network providing IPv4-IPv6 transition via protocol translation over the P2P network.
Heartbeat is a full-function high-availability system for Linux and other POSIX-like OSes. It monitors services and restarts them on errors. When managing a cluster (more than 1 machine), it will also monitor the members of the cluster and begin recovery of lost services in less than a second. It runs over serial ports and UDP broadcast/multicast, as well as OpenAIS multicast. It is easily adapted to different interconnect media and protocols. When used in a cluster, it can operate using shared disks, data replication, or no data sharing. Versions starting with 2.0 are comparable to any commercial HA package, providing resource monitoring, larger clusters, and detailed dependency information.
nexB OpenAssets is a tool for inventorying, managing, and monitoring applications, software, hardware, networks, and generally any IT asset. It is designed so that system administrators, IT, and finance can determine what they have, how it is configured, what it is used for, and how much it is being used, so that informed decisions can be made. It complements existing network management software, integrates with a growing number of protocols and tools, and features no-agent discovery and inventory, configuration management including dependencies and correlation, monitoring, and reporting. It makes extensive and innovative use of XML, Xpath, and Xquery.
Poslib is a library which provides easy access to the Domain Name System. The client part can be used to create DNS client applications, while the server part lets you easily create a multi-threaded DNS server program, portable to many operating systems including Linux, FreeBSD, and Windows.
RakNet is a networking API that is a wrapper for reliable UDP and higher level functionality on Windows, Linux, and Unix. It allows any application to communicate with other applications on the same computer, over a LAN, or over the internet. Although it could be used for any networked application, it was developed specifically for rapid development of online games and the addition of multiplayer to single player games.
The PEAK library tries to achieve high performance in combining multi-threading with an efficient I/O event model. You can write event-based applications that use massive sockets I/O, timers, and signals. Its underlying I/O multiplexing engine supports kqueue(2) (FreeBSD, NetBSD, and Mac OS X), epoll(2) (Linux 2.6), and /dev/poll (Solaris). It provides support for optimized memory allocations, basic database primitives, and synchronization.
OpenFWTK is an application proxy toolkit which inherits the ideology of TIS fwtk and maintains API backwards compatibility. The design goal is to make it simple yet powerful; no performance hacks are allowed in the code and library dependencies are reduced to a minimum. It is a true application layer filter. It features unified pluggable content inspection for the most frequently used protocols, NAC (Network Admission Control), and the ability to define fine-grained Internet access policy based on browser identification.
The Artificial Knowledge Interface for Reasoning Applications (AKIRA) project aims to create a C++ development framework to build cognitive architectures and complex artificial intelligent agents featuring KQML, fuzzy logic, neural networks, fuzzy cognitive maps, and DIPRA. DIPRA is a distributed version of the BDI (Belief Desire Intention) goal oriented model.