poker3d is a poker server and client. The client shows poker players in a 3D scene, animated according to the state of the game. Up to ten players can play hands of Texas Hold'em, Stud 7, Omaha, or Omaha8. Single and multi-table sit-and-go tournaments are automatically spawned. The client may play up to 4 games simultaneously. An accelerated 3D card is recommended to run the client.
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.