The SeaMonkey project is a community effort to develop an all-in-one Internet application suite. It contains an Internet browser, email and newsgroup client with an included Web feed reader, HTML editor, IRC chat, and Web development tools, and is sure to appeal to advanced users, Web developers, and corporate users. It uses much of the Mozilla source code powering such successful siblings as Firefox, Thunderbird, Camino, Sunbird, and Miro.
The WendzelNNTPd is an IPv6-ready Usenet server that aims to be as easy to use as possible. It is portable, supports AUTHINFO authentication, contains ACLs as well as role based ACLs (RBAC), supports invisible newsgroups, and features automatic prevention of double postings. WendzelNNTPd supports MySQL as well as SQlite3 backends.
stdnoj is a cross-platform C++ class library that includes classes for using portable strings, databases, SMTP, POP, NNTP, arrays, files, directories, logging, email, and sockets. While templates are used, no reliance upon STL or other (traditionally error-prone) technologies has been used, which increases portability between compilers.
LottaNZB aims to simplify and automate downloading of binary news from Usenet. You can tell it what to download using NZB files, which are created by many Usenet search engines. It integrates nicely with GNOME desktops, but is not limited to them, and uses the mature SABnzbd software as its foundation.
zfec is a fast, portable, and programmable implementation of erasure coding. It includes a C library, a Python library, and a command-line tool. Erasure coding is also known as "forward error correction", which is the generation of redundant blocks of information such that if some blocks are lost then the original data can be recovered from the remaining blocks. The RAID-5 algorithm is an erasure code, but while RAID-5 can recover from the loss of any one element, zfec can be parameterized to choose in advance the number of elements whose loss it can tolerate.
Leafnode is a news server, suitable for small, limited-bandwidth sites with only a few users (and useful for offline news reading). Leafnode keeps track of which groups are being read and downloads only articles in those groups. Leafnode has been designed to require no maintenance and to be easy to set up.
INN (InterNetNews) is an extremely flexible and configurable Usenet / netnews news server. It supports accepting articles via either NNTP connections or via UUCP, as well as serving out articles to reading clients via NNTP. It supports multiple different ways of sending outgoing articles to other hosts, as well as multiple different storage mechanisms for articles and article overview information via internal APIs. Compared to other news servers, INN is more complicated with a steeper learning curve, but is extremely flexible and configurable, comes with a large suite of supporting programs, and supports embedded filters in either Perl or Python.