List of projects accepted into Openwall
Openwall's primary focus is in development of information security related free software, information security research, publications, and community activities aimed at making existing free software safer to use.
A major one of our software projects is Openwall GNU/*/Linux (or simply Owl), a security-hardened Linux distro for servers.
Another sub-project is John the Ripper, a popular Open Source and cross-platform password cracker (password security auditing tool). Its homepage has exceeded 18 million hits. Several JtR tasks are being considered for GSoC, including enhancements to GPU support and making JtR work "against" more kinds of "targets".
Finally, we have many smaller and/or new project ideas, and we welcome your own creative and relevant ideas.
Please check out our ideas page for the rationale behind these projects and (a bit) more detail, then approach us with questions if interested.