Currently there's a pretty in depth discussion surrounding hosting install profiles on drupal.org and what the legal/other implications of such a thing are. I feel this is an important issue to highlight to the community at large, and since I feel rather strongly about it, I'm using this forum to point it out, and also to focus a bit on my own feelings concerning this. For those of you who would like some context, read this post on drupal.org.
I decided to play with the AEgir deployment system and Drupal, which included Acquia, DAMP, Drush, and MAMP. Read here about my initial experiences with it.