project of note: PostgreSQL


It is among those rather quite (in terms of controversy) but highly-respectable projects. It also looks like no other FLOSS DBMS system compares. It even bills itself the most advanced open source database on its main page.

I've had great respect for the project for years now, but what prompted this post is its 2013-04-04 Security Release FAQ (via), a highly-detailed and thorough explanation of an important security issue affecting a few of its releases. Reading this, one gets the idea that it's some serious developers running the project, and I deeply appreciate.