Over the years that the FLOSS Fund has been running, I have been surprised that people have such a hard time finding projects to nominate. I run into neat projects frequently.
I feel kind of squicky giving you a list (I am NOT suggesting that y'all nominate these projects), but maybe you can use this list to inspire yourself:
- FreePOPs, a neat POP3 proxy I used to rescue my e-mail from Yahoo!'s servers.
- Cacti, which is a great tool for graphing network activity.
- pfSense, which is a pretty nifty firewall project.
- OpenWRT, which has converted many a consumer-grade router into something featureful.
- TrueCrypt, which (although not perfect and not DSFG-free) is an excellent cross-platform no-cost encryption tool that even non-technical users can use.
- VLC, which makes multimedia tolerable on Free Software platforms.
- Imagemagick. Ha ha who uses Imagemagick anymore, right? You might be surprised.
- Squid, which is an immensely popular proxy/cache.
These are a few projects which I use and which I find useful (even inspirational). You probably have some too. Even if you don't nominate them for the FLOSS Fund, it is worth thinking about them and appreciating them.