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.
panFora is a full featured, high performance Web-based collaboration tool for discussion forums and file sharing. Using standard web browsers and a multi-framed/windowed approach, it has a desktop application feel familiar to users of desktop email/newsgroup tools. A traditional single-frame web layout is also available as a user preference. Extensive admin features allow forums to be created, customized, colorized, reconfigured and maintained, completely from the web. Other unique features include hierarchical topic structure, announcements by groups, and full but safe HTML formatting support in message posts. A popular high performance open-source embedded database is built-in; no database installation is required by the user, making panFora installation fast and easy.
WebCit is a Web-based, AJAX-enabled frontend to the Citadel groupware/collaboration system. It is an attractive Web middleware layer that allows user-friendly access. By combining WebCit and Citadel, you can have a versatile online environment with many users concurrently accessing the same system using the user interface of their choice (text, Web, or downloaded client software).
Zorum is an easy-to-install Web-based forum, message board, or bulletin board. It requires a MySQL database, and the PHP4 script module. Features include an easy Web-based install, embedded administration, a style manager, personalization, threaded and linear views, moderators, password reminder, post blocking rules, bb code, mark unread messages, and much more.
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.
The RealizationEngine is designed from the ground up to facilitate group communication and collaboration. It will store that communication to built and manage an institutional knowledge base. It is accessible from any Web browser or Web-enabled device. Classified information is easily restricted to authorized individuals. Information can be compartmentalized, restricted, or published openly, as appropriate, all from the same system. Ideas are coherently threaded, and every message is searchable in a single location and in the context of the messages related to it.