newsq allows you to re-edit, view, delete, and postpone messages in your outgoing news queue after you've composed them but before you've uploaded them to your remote server. It uses the curses library to provide a powerful text-based interface. News transports currently supported are leafnode, s-news, sn (partial), slrnpull, and NNTP servers in conjunction with a batch file such as used by an INN/suck/rpost or INN/newsstar combination.
retawq is a multi-threaded Web browser for text terminals on computers with Unix-like operating systems. It is fast, small, nicely configurable, and comfortable; e.g. the low-level network communications are performed in a non-blocking way, and you can keep open as many "virtual windows" as you want and work simultaneously in two of them in a split-screen mode.
PIMPPA automates file downloading from newsgroups and FTP sites. Its especially designed for leeching pictures but can be used for any files. Filename-based heuristics and MD5 checksums are used for spam/duplicate prevention and automatic sorting of incoming material. The whole process is cronable. PIMPPA also includes a GNOME GUI and several commandline utilities for further processing and management of the kept files.
NewsBro is a web-based application providing a Usenet newsreader service. It supports multiple users, accessing multiple news groups on multiple news servers. User profiles are maintained in order to allow for individual news preferences. It is implemented as a Java program, and requires the Java Runtime Environment (JRE) or Java Development Kit (JDK) version 1.4 or later to be installed on the server system. Users only require a standard web browser.
GNUSTEP Live CD contains a lot of software for GNUstep, a free implementation of the OPENSTEP framework (which is also directly used in Mac OS X as Cocoa). It includes excellent applications for RAD (GORM and ProjectCenter). The CD is available for i486, AMD64, Apple Mac PowerPC, and Sun UltraSPARC computers.
Papercut is a multi-threaded NNTP server written in Python. Its main objective is to integrate existing Web-based message board software (Phorum is one of the supported ones) with a Usenet front-end. However, its extensibility enables developers to write their own containers for the storage of the Usenet articles (messages). That means that the code is extensible enough that you could write new containers to integrate the news server with other Web message board projects or even other ways to store the messages.
sn is a small news system for sites which serve perhaps a few dozen newsgroups, and which have a slow connection to the Internet. The target user is a home or SOHO with a single modem connection to the Internet and serving a few workstations. sn also includes a mail-to-news filter.