The following is a list of software projects maintained in the NetBSD (and/or pkgsrc) source tree to consider for individual distribution for third-party use. Some of the following software is already distributed standalone.

ash/sh

Debian/Ubuntu use GPL'ed dash, which is derived from NetBSD ash.

bmake/pmake

Already provided by Linux distributions (like Fedora and Debian).

calendar

editline/libedit

Alternative to GNU Readline. Already provided by Linux distributions (such as Fedora) and used in various projects, e.g. PostgreSQL.

inetd

ipsec-tools / racoon

User-space IPsec tools for various IPsec implementations. ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/misc/ipsec-tools/

iscsi-target

Packaged by Fedora.

libatomic

Atomic operations for many architectures.

libc

Alternative to glibc and uClibc. Used by MINIX3 and partially by Android.

libcontainer

Red-black tree, patricia-tree, radix trees.

libhash

Collection of hash functions.

libprop/proplib

Property Container Object Library. PropertyList aka plist API.

libsaslc

Simple Authentication and Security Layer client library.

makefs

Included in MirBSD and packaged by Debian.

mtree

nawk

? Only if we have improvements and if upstream is not maintained.

nbsed

netpgp

PGP signing, verification, encryption and decryption library and utilities. Alternative to gpg and pgp. ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/pkgsrc/distfiles/LOCAL_PORTS/

netresolv

Networking related APIs, from historical BSD and former libbind. netresolv

nvi

? Only if we have improvements and if upstream is not maintained.

rbootd

Packaged by Debian.

rcorder (and rc.d scripts)

stat

Included with Mac OS X.

tnftp/ftp

Ftp and http command line client. Packaged by Debian. Included in Mac OS X. ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/misc/tnftp/

tnftpd/lukemftpd

Included with Mac OS X. ftp://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/misc/tnftp/

vacation

Packaged by Debian.


Also consider NetBSD Userland which would be a crunchgen'd suite of common utilities as a more featureful (working) alternative to BusyBox.

Other software to consider but currently have an upstream is bozohttpd, dhcpcd, and openresolv.

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