Some software I wish I had time to play with:

- EUCALYPTUS - Elastic Utility Computing Architecture for Linking Your Programs To Useful Systems -- is an open-source software infrastructure for implementing Elastic/Utility/Cloud computing using computing clusters and/or workstation farms.
- oVirt is a small host image that provides libvirt service and hosts virtual machines and a web-based virtual machine management console.
- collectd is a daemon which collects system performance statistics periodically and provides mechanisms to store the values in a variety of ways, for example in RRD-files.
- Cft (pronounced sift) watches a system administrator as she makes changes to a system. Those changes can then be saved and replayed on other systems.

Software I hope succeeds:

- Free IPA is an integrated security information management solution combining Linux (Fedora), Fedora Directory Server, MIT Kerberos, NTP, DNS. You know, like Active Directory.
- Oracle VM, which I don't think gets enough press.
- Openchange aims to provide a portable Open Source implementation of Microsoft Exchange Server and Exchange protocols.


I forgot to mention genome:

- Genome is both a set of light weight tools and framework for introducing new server configurations and replicating those server configurations from one environment to another.