fetchrss polls Weblogs (RSS feeds) and emails the updates, one message per updated entry. The effect is comparable to the Weblog author emailing you personally. It can run in the background on your desktop or server. It can be combined with procmail to filter blog updates into their own folder in an IMAP account, for example.
folder2blog is a minimalist blog engine based on plain text. You maintain a folder of text files, one for each article, and folder2blog dynamically maps it to blog-ish HTML/RSS2 output. Comments are appended to each text file. Managing articles/comments now becomes creating or editing text files. For example, all you do is edit a local folder of plain text files and sync it with the server, manually or using tools such as rsync, over SSH or FTP. The encoding may be anything (UTF-8 by default). The HTML formatter is any external program, such as markdown, that may act as a pipe. The owner receives notification email for each comment. There is basic spam protection.
gfeed is an RSS feed reader for Linux and Gtk+ 2.0. It is designed to be a simple yet highly customizable reader, not an aggregator, which means it is designed for easy integration into a desktop. Its features include: customizable "feed" files that describe a feed; full support for transparency (native to the app) under X.org 6.8 and higher; and automatic updating of feeds based on an interval defined in the feed file.
Imieniny reads a list of names and the dates on which those saints are commemorated in Poland. The "name-day", i.e. the day on which a saint bearing a person's name is commemorated, is important in Poland, and is celebrated like a birthday. The program, given a date, will display what people have their "name-days" on that day. It can also send an email alert. Given a name, it will display when that name has its name-day(s). Since people in Poland like to send little "mini-poems", a selection of these is included. Users can also determine their own combination of names and dates and names-surnames and dates.
ivata groupware is a groupware/intranet portal system based around J2EE standards. It provides an enterprise-ready solution. It is a great tool to enable teams to find contacts in team and private address books, to share documents, to post articles and notes, to comment on articles, to receive notifications via email, to plan meetings and other events in the calendar, and to access email via the Web.