[Pdx-pm] off topic (possibly): web based shared document with control

John Sechrest sechrest at peak.org
Wed Apr 18 11:21:32 PDT 2012

This is something you can do in google sites without too much trouble.
It is also something you can do in drupal.
So a CMS makes sense.

The hard part is if you have specific opinions about how the pages are
supposed to work.

2012/4/18 Joshua Keroes <joshua at keroes.com>

> 2012/4/17 Tom Keller <kellert at ohsu.edu>
>> I have a group of people that want to contribute to a document on-line
>> but each person needs to be able to edit only their own section, with read
>> only permission for the parts written by others. Is there a web app that
>> allows that? Obviously, a Perl solution would be best.
> Well, there are lots of more permissive models out there. EtherPad was
> bought by Google and spawned http://docs.google.com . In the Google Docs
> document editor, you'd be able to share a single document with the group
> and people could edit in real time. Unfortunately for you, there's no
> notion of protected sections. That said, you can color each editor's text
> and roll back changes through the integrated version control. Maybe that's
> good enough?
> There are several Etherpad clones and successors out there. Here's a list:
> http://news.cnet.com/8301-27076_3-20004686-248.html . Like Google Docs, I
> think they're all more permissive than you've described.
> You know... the retired and now read-only Google Wave sort of hits your
> requirements. I don't know offhand if there's a current public deployment.
> Maybe you want a CMS? That would let you set up the level of control you
> need. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_content_management_systems#Perllists the Perl ones although there hasn't been much development in this
> arena lately.
> -Joshua
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