PyORBit is a Python binding for the ORBit2 CORBA ORB. It was developped to suit the needs of the bonobo bindings in GNOME-Python, but is usable for other purposes as well. It aims to follow the standard Python language mapping for CORBA. It can generate stubs at runtime from typelibs, IDL files, or by introspecting remote objects using ORBit2's IModule typelib capabilities.
SCOP is a library for writing distributed applications. The functionality includes message-passing, events, and RPCs. It is primarily aimed at C++ programs on Linux, or Java anywhere. Much simpler than CORBA, it is easy to learn, general-purpose, fairly fast, thoroughly documented, complete, and free.
ACDK is a development framework with a similar target of Microsoft's .NET or Sun's ONE platform, but it uses C++ as a core implementation language. It implements the standard library packages, including acdk::lang, acdk::lang::reflect, acdk::util, acdk::io, acdk::text (including regexpr), acdk::net, acdk::sql, acdk::xml, and more. Flexible allocator/garbage collection, threading, and Unicode are implemented in the core of ACDK. Extensions make C++ objects available for reflection, serialization, aspect-oriented class attributes, and [D]ynamic [M] ethod [I]nvocation. This DMI acts as an universal object oriented call interface to connect C++ with scripting languages (Java, Perl, Tcl, Python, Lisp, Visual Basic, and VBScript) and standard component technologies (CORBA and COM).
xmlrpcserver is a simple to use but fairly complete XML-RPC server module for Python, implemented on top of the standard module xmlrpclib. This module may, for example, be used in CGIs, inside application servers or within an application, or even standalone as an HTTP server waiting for XML-RPC requests. xmlrpcserver is completely written in Python and has no dependencies other than standard modules.
SpoonRPC is a library providing a distributed message passing system in Python. It attempts to be as simple to use as possible with little boilerplate code. It provides safe, efficient object serialization (not using pickle) and message routing. RPC is not (currently) implemented, despite the name.