The Scout Portal Toolkit (SPT) is a turnkey software package that allows groups or organizations who have collections of knowledge or resources they want to share via the Web to put that collection online without a big investment in technical resources. It includes keyword and fielded search engines, a recommender system, a metadata editor, user agents (push technology to notify users of new resources), forums (bulletin boards), resource quality ratings, resource annotations by users, and support for multiple dynamic user interfaces, selectable on a per-user basis.
WCN:Talk (originally called "FutureForum") is a Web discussion forum written in Perl and MySQL. It has many options, including message selection and sorting on the top index page. It also has collapsible branches, a menu that toggles between 'no menu', 'simple', and 'advanced' modes, full text search capability, the ability to send email to the admin and original poster, and many other features. It includes password protection, HTML templates, file uploads, message subscription, multiple discussion sections, and a lot more.
Volley is a modular client/server application for chat, file sharing, and so forth. It is similar to Hotline, except its modular design allows for the addition of more services than just the usual chat, files, and news; there could be multiplayer games, and online meeting tools such as virtual whiteboards.
mconv is an Internet BBS modelled after Monochrome BBS (menus rather than a command line). It includes several utilities for the conversion of BBS attributes to plain text, ANSI colour text, and HTML. It can also convert session logs and scrollback buffers to BBS format so they can be viewed in the BBS or in the included standalone file viewer.
Ncohafmuta is a text-based chat server that is designed for access from a telnet client. Its purpose is to allow users to communicate in a configurable environment in realtime. It allows users to create accounts with their own settings and optional personal information. Rooms are the basis for communication, whether private or public. Other features include internal email, email forwarding, a configure script for multiple Unices, support for cygwin under Win32, macros, games, a ranking system with access to more commands, ANSI coloring, banning, async DNS, soft/hot-rebooting, detailed, organized logging, and an internal Web server port.
BBSzilla is an extension for Mozilla-based browsers such as the Mozilla Application Suite and Firefox. It gives the browser the ability to connect to Bulletin Board Systems that utilize TCP/IP, such as Hotline servers. There is functionality for multi-user chat, single-user messaging, as well as server-side and P2P file sharing, threaded news, single-thread bulletins, and more.
Globe*Trotter is a guestmap. It allows Web site visitors to mark where they live on a map and include their personal comments, instead of merely tacking their personal regards onto the end of a long list. It benefits your visitors because they can easily read other's comments and add their remarks in a fun and novel way. It also benefits you, the webmaster, because more people will be likely to give you feedback and you will be able to see where your visitors are. A free hosted version of Globe*Trotter (with no ads) is available.