Bicq is an attempt to bring connection to ICQ services to the popular BitchX IRC client. It uses BitchX's built-in plugin system to allow users to connect to and chat on the ICQ system as well as the IRC networks. It runs entirely inside the BitchX application, and uses that application's standard interface with its provided commands.
YSM (You Sick Me) v7 is an ICQ console client. It was originally meant to run in Linux, but it has been successfully tested in Linux, BSD, Win32, BeOS, and QNX. The client requires no extra libraries, and is written in the C language. YSM is based on the last ICQ protocol version, v7/8.
BitlBee allows users to talk to people on the major instant messaging and microblogging networks (including MSN, Google Talk, AIM, and Twitter) from within any IRC client by emulating an IRC server. Virtual channels are created with all of the user's contacts in them, who can be talked to in the channel or in a query. Also, one can participate in group chats and chat rooms like they were normal IRC channels.