png2linuxlogo takes an 80x80 color-mapped (palette-based) PNG of 223 or fewer colors and converts it to a header file suitable for inclusion in the Linux kernel as the full-color boot logo. It does not modify the 16-color or black-and-white boot logos. This allows standard image editing tools such as the GIMP or XPaint to be used to create Linux boot logos. It works with 2.2 and 2.4 kernels.
runit is a cross-platform Unix init scheme with service supervision; a replacement for sysvinit and other init schemes. It runs on GNU/Linux, *BSD, Mac OS X, and Solaris, and can easily be adapted to other Unix operating systems. runit implements a simple three-stage concept. Stage 1 performs the system's one-time initialization tasks. Stage 2 starts the system's uptime services (via the runsvdir program). Stage 3 handles the tasks necessary to shutdown and halt or reboot.
sash-plus-patches is a collection of patches for the well known standalone shell, sash. The key features are the chroot, pivot_root, and losetup functions. These functions provide interfaces to the respective Linux system calls. They are especially useful when sash is used in a initial ramdisk ("initrd") environment. In addition, simple shell variable expansion support has been added.