[Melbourne-pm] Document Management System

Scott Penrose scottp at dd.com.au
Mon Jan 30 18:16:47 PST 2006

Sounds very close yes.

Basic requirements of the system are:

* File based restrictions
	- Who can view
	- Who can edit (upload / replace)

* Simple version control
	- eg: Keep old versions
	- Mark current version (so you can be working on a draft)

* Simple MetaData
	- Title, Description
	- Last modified and who

* Simple organisation
	- eg: Directories

* Checkout
	- Not essential, but nice to know someone is working on it

This is for a group of about 25+ people, geographically diverse (all  
around Australia) and all based on Web and simple system.
I will avoid DAV at this stage and stick to HTTP Post.


On 31/01/2006, at 12:42, Jens Porup wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 31, 2006 at 11:01:33AM +1100, Scott Penrose wrote:
>> Hey Guys
>> I have been asked to put together a simple document management system
>> (not a CMS !) on a web site. Simple stuff really.
>> Does anyone know of any open source, preferably perl, document
>> management systems?
> I know of one, mostly cuz it's the one I wrote. ;)
> It was written for a very specific client's needs, however, so if
> you give me a better idea what you need, I can tell you if it will
> help.
> I suppose it also depends on what you mean by a document management
> system. I mean, a filesystem is a pretty good dms, some sort of DAV
> scenario might also solve your problem.
> The problem that led to my little project was the obvious limits of
> email for transferring large files to and from a particular client,  
> and
> the $BigCorp firewall issues with using ftp.
> What my code does is let you communicate large files to and from a
> client over HTTP. It uses IP-based auth, that is, if you're inside
> our local network you have all permissions, if you're outside, you  
> have
> none.
> You can set an expiry on the file, cancel the file, blah blah,
> and a link is then generated for the client to use to download the
> file you're sending them.
> It's a smallish app, written in perl. We haven't released it,
> but I understand we were thinking of open sourcing it anyway.
> Let me know if this sounds like something you can use.
> Cheers,
> Jens

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