If you want to run ACME News on your own site without the ads, you can license it for $500 per site, with no limit on the number of users. That gets you the software including full source code, plus one year of updates and support. You can get additional update and support time for $250/year.

Requirements to run ACME News:

If you're interested in how hard it is to get going, here are the installation instructions.

ACME News help page, welcome page, login page.
ACME News Admin <news-admin@mail.acme.com>