ASTRA is a set of software tools for mediated interpersonal awareness, addressing the need to stay in touch with family and friends or the need to be reassured regarding their well-being. The software provides a service oriented architecture, user tools, and applications that support communities to appropriate Pervasive Awareness applications.
Bitsy is a small, fast, embeddable, durable in-memory graph database that implements the Blueprints API. It is an ACID database that recovers cleanly from power failures and crashes. Designed for multi-threaded OLTP applications, Bitsy implements optimistic concurrency control and stores data in human-readable JSON-encoded text files. Common management tasks such as online backups can be done over JMX. The speed and simplicity of Bitsy relies on three design principles: No Seek, No Socket, NoSQL.
The Cainteoir Engine is a library for reading and recording different document formats (ePub, HTML, MHT, RTF, email, and others) to various audio output formats (such as PulseAudio, WAV, and Ogg/Vorbis). It also provides the following command-line tools: cainteoir, a front-end to the Cainteoir text-to-speech library; metadata, which extracts metadata from documents to RDF tuples; and tagcloud, which generates tag clouds and tag cloud data.