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Yes..but isn's sharepoint free for most purposes...? Its also free with the
OS. Its freely downloadable and everything...
From: Janet Swisher [mailto:jmswisher -at- gmail -dot- com]
Sent: Saturday, August 16, 2008 2:41 AM
To: TECHWR-L Whirlers
Subject: Re: Doc management?
On Fri, Aug 15, 2008 at 8:44 AM, Fred Ridder <docudoc -at- hotmail -dot- com> 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
> 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.
I found these by Googling "open source documentation management system dms":
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