[clug] Using GIT as a 'records system'

Ben Nizette bn at niasdigital.com
Wed Dec 22 17:09:02 MST 2010

On 23/12/2010, at 11:00 AM, Alex Satrapa wrote:

> On 23/12/2010, at 08:47 , steve jenkin wrote:
>> Can GIT allow fine-grained access control to specific trees/sets of files?
>> It can obviously store files and add/delete/change 'pages',
>> but another essential element of 'Record Management Systems' is access
>> control...
>> The ordinary worker can't be allowed to see the confidential CEO
>> correspondence... (Mergers, downsizing, …)
> It sounds like you want a content management system, not just a version control system. Git and Subversion are designed for cooperative projects, they have no access control built into them.

True, though maybe more 'document management' rather than 'content management'.

Check out OpenDocMan, OpenKM or Alfresco.  I thought KnowledgeTree had an open source edition too but I can't find any information on it now.


> There's an extensive list here: http://www.cmsreview.com/OpenSource/directory.html
> I know nothing about CMSes in general, so I can't really advise you any further than that.
> Alex
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