Ticker is a simple program to scroll text across a line of the display, in a manner similar to a stock ticker. In fact, since ticker supports communicating with a program that changes the text periodically, it could be used to implement a stock ticker. Currently, though, the only data gathering program available is one that displays slashdot and freshmeat news headlines on the ticker.
Mooix is a multiuser object-oriented dimension (a MOO) layered over top of your favorite Unix system. To the user, mooix looks much like any other MOO. To the programmer, mooix objects look like directories full of files: executable methods, properties, and links to other objects. MOOs have historically had poor support for such things as real programming languages, encrypted logins, multitasking, and editors. Mooix inherits all of these things from the Unix system it is based on. At the same time, it's not wedded too tightly to Unix (e.g., it implements its own permissions system that is much more suited to a MOO environment than the historical Unix system).
moreutils is a growing collection of the Unix tools that nobody thought to write thirty years ago. It includs utilities to get network interface information, to mark standard input with time stamps, to check whether a data stream is UTF-8, to combine the lines in two files using boolean operations, to soak up standard input and write to a file, to edit a directory in your text editor, to insert a text editor into a pipe, and to tee standard input to pipes.
ikiwiki converts a directory full of wiki pages into HTML pages suitable for publishing on a Web site. Unlike many wikis, ikiwiki does not have its own ad-hoc means of storing page history, and instead uses a revision control system such as Subversion. ikiwiki implements all of the other standard features of a wiki, including Web-based page editing, user registration and logins, a RecentChanges page, BackLinks, search, Discussion pages, tags, smart merging and conflict resolution, page locking, and commit email messages. It also supports generating RSS feeds and blogging, and a plugin system allows many other features to be added.
The mr command (short for Multiple Repository) can checkout, update, or perform other actions on a set of repositories as if they were one combined respository. It supports any combination of subversion, git, cvs, mecurial, bzr, and darcs repositories. Support for other revision control systems can be added easily.
"I understand they choose to only distribute with Debian that software that
... Says XyzzyOn in a fit of idiocy.
This is, of course, why Debian does not include X (BSD license), apache (BSD license), perl (artistic license), analog (custom non-GPL license), python (BSD license), openssh (custom license), sudo (BSD), tcl/tk (custom license), zsh (custom license), etc, etc.
This is of course, why Debian's definition of free software (http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines) was adopted as the definition of Open Source (http://opensource.org/osd.html). Open Source software, you see, may be only GPL'd.
Please, buy a clue.