As a POWER architecture hardware vendor, we've definitely run into quite a few wish-list items for software we want to have on our platform. Whether it's for customers or just to have a feature complete set of packages in everyday distributions, we want to see things build everywhere, and run just as well as the x86 counterparts.
To collect these initiatives together, we will be starting a new PowerUp portal. For now, we have begun a GitHub Team where we have forked relevant repositories. Forums for discussion and participation will also follow. Feel free to clone and hack away. Email me if you have any questions (or wait until the forums and portal open).
NOTE: PowerUp is just my initial name. That may or may not change.
I'll update this blog post when more information is available.