Source Ruckus Linux is an embeddable, robust Linux meta-distribution. It's a collection of build tools, source packages, scripts, and documentation all ready to be built into a Linux distribution. It can be used out-of-the-box, but its real strength lies in being used as a base for your own distribution. In other words, it exists purely to be forked, although it can be used as-is.
RuckusRD is a drop-in replacement for mkinitrd that's intended for use on embedded systems or removable media (e.g. live CDs), but is also perfectly usable on normal desktop Linux systems. Its main strength is its non-memory-retentive read-write root filesystem support, which combines a read-only SquashFS image with a RAM overlay. This utility is part of the Source Ruckus project.
Clonezilla is a partition or disk cloning tool similar to Symantec Ghost. It saves and restores only blocks in use on the hard drive if the file system is supported. For unsupported file systems, dd is used instead. It has been used to clone a 5 GB system to 40 clients in about 10 minutes.
Griffon IDE is an IDE for HTML, Bash, Perl, PHP, C, etc. It allows the generation of source code in a few clicks, avoiding traps. It features auto completion, an integrated terminal, project management for C, SFTP mounting (mounting a directory via an ssh key), automatic replacement of text, and a session management tab.
Rescatux is a GNU/Linux rescue CD that comes with Rescapp, a nice wizard that will guide you through your rescue tasks. It can restore Grub to the MBR update a Grub configuration, perform filesystem checks, fix a Windows MBR, and more. Features that can indirectly assist the rescue process include chat programs to let you reach human online help, a share log (automatic pastebin), and a share log that uses formatting appropriate for posting on a forum.
Video Contact Sheet *NIX creates a contact sheet (preview) from videos by taking still captures distributed over the length of the video. The output image contains useful information on the video such as codecs, file size, screen size, frame rate, and length. It requires MPlayer or FFmpeg and ImageMagick. It is confirmed to work on Linux and FreeBSD, and possibly other POSIX/UNIX systems.