FUDforum is a templatable forum with i18n support based on PHP and either MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL, or SQLite. It features a user/group management system, a multi-lingual spell checker, both flat and thread message views, a private messaging system with multi-user forwarding capabilities, poll file attachments, and much more. It is an extremely fast and scalable forum that can fulfil the needs of both small and large forum operators.
phpBB is a UBB-style dissussion board written in PHP backended by a MySQL database. It includes features such as posting/replying/editing messages, private messages, private forums, user and anonymous posting, robust theming, user ranking by posts or by special, admin definable, ranks, and much more.
Citadel is an advanced messaging and collaboration system for groupware and BBS applications. Users can connect to Citadel using any telnet, WWW, or client software. Among the features supported are public and private message bases (rooms), electronic mail, real-time chat, paging, shared calendaring, address books, mailing lists, and more. Unlike other collaboration servers, Citadel provides its own data stores and is therefore extremely easy to install; you don't have to "bring your own" email and database because they're built in. The server is multithreaded and scalable. In addition, SMTP, IMAP, and POP3 servers are built-in for easy connection to Internet mail. Citadel is both robust and mature; it has been in production since 1987.
PunBB is a fast and lightweight discussion board. Its primary goal is to be a faster, smaller, and less graphic alternative to otherwise excellent discussion boards like phpBB, Invision Power Board, and vBulletin. It has fewer features than many other discussion boards, but is generally faster and outputs smaller pages.
aGNeS is a solid BBS system from Vestris Inc. aGNeS allows threaded discussions, article searching, archiving, thread expanding and collapsing, etc. It allows to setup as many web boards as desired with totally different layout , using one CGI. The look and feel of your forum can be just whatever you like using template pages. aGNeS is web-administrable. There are tons of features and options.
OPT (Outreach Project Tool) is a PHP general-purpose virtual commonplace for customers and developers to collaborate in developing projects. The system provides documents archive, e-mail archive, request tracker, task management, knowledge base, news administration, newsletter support, and a lot of other features (some project-based, some system-based).
bbs100 is a BBS in the style of DOC and/or YAWC. DOC is a style that remotely resembles Citadel. What's special about bbs100, is that it's a single process daemon that handles all connections at once, while consuming very low cpu resources ( < 1%). It can handle over a thousand simultaneous users. It is highly customizable, is easy to setup, and has many configurable features. bbs100 is almost a must-have for people that want to run a DOC-style BBS.
dlg2html is a set of Bash shell scripts which help automate the conversion of DLG Pro message bases to HTML for archiving or mirroring on the Web. (DLG Pro is a Bulletin Board System for Amiga personal computers.) The HTML message files contain the appropriate links to the next and previous messages, as well as to any replies or referenced messages. A message index is also produced. dlg2html works with terminal dumps of DLG message boards, which means that you do not need access to the actual BBS files to perform the conversion.