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actually i think subversion is better than sharepoint. i can use a
command line or windows-based or ux-based gui. i can view the files in
tortoise svn or share in a folder directory (webdav). i can set access
to the file level. i can do version control, history, have an attic for
deleted files, diff binary,...etc.
we use subversion as the repository and post to sharepoint as sharepoint
doesn't give me all the doc mgmt skills that i want.
Fred Ridder wrote:
> Responding to Dan, Geoff Hart wrote (in part):
>> Dan wondered:
>> <<Is there any kind of free doc management software, > like sharepoint or documentum?>>> > Try Subversion (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subversion_(software).
> Note, though, that Subversion and most similar free or open source
> tool are primarily intended for source code version management. You
> *can* use them to manage generic documents (many of which are
> binary file formats rather than plain text source files), but they don't
> provide the same kind of UI or use model that document-oriented CMS
> tools like Sharepoint and Documentum do. It's only natural that most
> free software tends to be oriented toward the software development
> process, because that's when the developers of the software get the
> most direct benefit. Developers who produce software that doesn't
> benefit thmeselves directly usually expect financial compensation for
> their efforts.
> The bottom line is that I am not aware of any free tool that offers
> functionality that is directly comparable with CMS tools like Sharepoint
> and Documentum.
> -Fred Ridder
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