RE: New Poll Question

Subject: RE: New Poll Question
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- riverainmedical -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 1 Dec 2009 08:44:58 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
Dan Goldstein suggested:
> Some other questions you might want to ask as you build your spec...
> Permissions: Can I delete a document version that I created?
> If I'm the
> document originator or project lead, can I delete document
> versions that
> other people created? Can I "lock" a document at some point
> against new
> versions being created?

With the latter, you don't need the former.

In audited environments, one of the things the system is
supposed to do is to ensure that versions don't get deleted.

Just as with software CMS and version control, you can lock
streams against further development, effectively orphaning
them, but you always have the record of what was done.

No matter how dumb or misguided or illegal an action or
a document was, you should not be able to hide it.

After all, at a later date, you (or your inheritors/the company
that buys you out) want to know what you did wrong, as well
as what you did "right" on the way to getting to the
current state of affairs/code/documents.

Revisionist history and version control/content management
systems don't go together. :-)

- Kevin

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