This was asked recently by someone however I have a different need... android is starting to appear in devices that aren't phones. for example HDX makes a media player called The Bone which is a decent 1.2ghz arm.. As with other lower powered devices available out there, getting other things running on them is just a bonus... Also the recent news about google tv and samsung, sharp and sony coming out with android powered tv's this year it just makes sence that its time to get droid more server like.. So the obvious start to me is generally the 3 packages that make up these items... Some sort of webserver, some form of php and some form of database above sqlite.. this opens up application porting for things like twonky media or other media servers which the bone has enough power to run and if your using it as your media storage also it just makes sence.. For the moment, from my light research it appears that many do something similar to this by using a debian installer which appears to boot up debian without interfering with the rest of the os.. maybe that is the best way to go and maybe the powers that are behind the major tools start to see the non-mobile android world whirl up they will start to support the os more natively for these situations.. So my question is, does anyone know of any projects to get tools like apache, lighttpd, mysql, etc running natively on android??