freedt is a suite of programs for managing "services": system daemons which may be started, stopped, automatically restarted and monitored. It is approximately a GPL-licensed clone of Dan Bernstein's daemontools, with a few changes and omissions.
At the time of writing, it's stable enough that several people are using it experimentally, but I'd still recommend sticking with daemontools on production systems.
There's a mailing list for freedt users and developers.
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