rinit is an init written in Rust. It offers a valid alternative to systemd for PID 1 and service management. It uses the supervision to manage long running programs (deamons), log everything to files (no binary log interface) and provides an easy to use command line interface. rinit is already working and able to spawn services and handle their dependencies.
Base Linux is a new distribution developed from scratch. It aims to have the stricter packaging system, to be customizable and to work as a base for other Linux distributions in all kind of environments, from desktop to servers and embedded systems.