Since we have been talking with many distributions now about them adopting Smolt. Mike McGrath has setup a neutral central site a while back as envisioned earlier after getting some feedback on that topic from other distributions which is available at http://smolts.org . The Fedora specific branding also has been removed to help adoption.
Smolt client is available as part of the next release of OpenSUSE though not installed by default but they are considering doing so after the next release and Mandriva is still evaluating their options. Ubuntu folks haven’t been very responsive. Their similar hardware database has been non functional for quite sometime though. Hopefully through more prodding we can get them to adopt Smolt as a cross distribution solution and extend smolt to check for hardware compatibility, reviews, comments, collecting package lists etc. So far though despite repeated attempts to collaborate, we only have limited success. If you know decision makers in any distribution willing to look into this, do ping them.