The Free&Alter Software Distribution offers a Free Software distribution downloadable for Solaris, HPUX, and IRIX. It contains 100 of the most popular Free Software applications used in research centers, like the GNU utilities, XEmacs, DDD, the GIMP, and Scilab. Unlike other distributions, it can be installed in the directory of your choice. The installation takes place in an intuitive GUI, and environment variables are easily managed by TkChoice.
Phuzby will let you search your organisation's LDAP directory (such as Active Diretory, Novell eDirectory, or OpenLDAP) for the contact details of colleagues, customers, or suppliers. Phuzby can display a photo for each person, and can even read the telephone number out loud to help you dial it correctly. In fact, if your phone system supports TDMF tones, you can hold your handset near you PC's speaker and phuzby will dial the number for you.
Gendist is a live CD generator system. It has nice features like multi-distribution CDs, support for grub, isolinux, and gfxboot boot managers, and a modules system for configuring your distribution in live mode. This system is independent from the kernel version (but need unionfs and squashfs support). It only works on Debian Sid or Ubuntu Dapper.
The sniffy project can trace/log the data of any pseudo terminal in the system. Due to the way the terminal works, such a terminal trace provides complete information of what happened on the terminal screen, and sniffy is able to display/replay this information. It consists of a kernel module able to connect/hook on the pseudo terminal, a program to display the contents of any pseudo terminal on the fly, a daemon process tracing the pseudo terminal content into the file, and a replay program to replay any stored pseudo terminal session.
The 64 Studio Platform Development Kit (PDK) is a version control system for GNU/Linux distributions, allowing the creation and management of many different projects, based on Debian and Ubuntu sources. PDK is written in Python, and the source code is well commented and contains documented examples.