Brighton Chilli is an effort to promote the BSD's in the Wifi field by providing a flash image and bootable ISO with Chillispot for easy rollout of managed Wifi hotspots. Initial releases will be based on FreeBSD, with the aim of covering Open and NetBSD later. The image contains software under various licenses.
Framework for User-Space Devices (FUSD) is a Linux framework for proxying device file callbacks into user-space, allowing device files to be implemented by daemons instead of kernel code. Despite being implemented in user-space, FUSD devices can look and act just like any other file under /dev that is implemented by kernel callbacks. A user-space device driver can do many of the things that kernel drivers cannot, such as perform a long running computation, block while waiting for an event, read files from the file system, access the network, talk to a serial port, and more.
LKMB is a Perl module that can be used to create a kernel module package, that can later be used to create a package that can be bootstrapped on any GNU machine. It is incomplete, but still partially usable. LKMB is part of the Comprehensive Linux Archive Network (CLAN) meta-project.
MirBSD originated as a patch set against OpenBSD-current, an ultra secure operating system and NetBSD derivate, and has since also incorporated changes from NetBSD, a 4.4BSD-derived ultra portable operating system. It features bugfixes, code removal for the sake of simplicity, and feature enhancements over stock OpenBSD as well as a much more up-to-date GNU toolchain, careful integration of patches from other projects (such as KAME), and many improvements. It works on the Intel Pentium and some 80486 machines with more than 32 MiB RAM and the SPARC, and a port to the PowerPC Macintosh is in preparation.
NetBSD is a free, secure, and highly portable Unix-like operating system available for many platforms, from large-scale server systems to powerful desktop systems to handheld and embedded devices. Its clean design and advanced features make it excellent in both production and research environments, and the source code is freely available under a business-friendly license. NetBSD is developed and supported by a large and vivid international community. Many applications are easily available through pkgsrc, the NetBSD Packages Collection.
UDI, the Uniform Driver Interface, is a well-documented interface between a driver module and the executing OS. It provides source portability across OSes and binary portability within a processor ABI. It also provides modern driver features like instance independence, high scalability, and physical location transparency. The Reference Source provides an initial implementation of UDI for Linux, SCO UnixWare, SCO OpenServer, and other OSes.
dmassage uses the information in a BSD system's dmesg to gather information about the system's hardware devices and present this information in a tree-like hierarchy. This information can then be used to build a more efficient kernel that only contains support for devices that are actually present. It can also be used to disable probes for absent devices, thus speeding up the boot process.