A simple, optimized open source document management application

In 2001, Stephen Lawrence, Jr., was looking for a document management application for his department at the University of California, Davis, to help with ISO 17025 compliance. “There really wasn’t much out there at the time, so I figured I would try to piece something together,” he says. Thus OpenDocMan was born.

OpenDocMan is a simple browser-based document management system designed to help organizations that need a centralized location to store their digital documents. It was written specifically to have the required features for the ISO 17025 standard for testing and calibration. It doesn’t have a lot of bells and whistles in it to muck up the core features, Lawrence says, but one nice feature is an automated upgrade tool. When a new version comes out, admins just need to click on the appropriate upgrade link for their current version and the upgrade tool takes care of all the changes needed for all versions as far back as 1.0.

As discussed at https://sourceforge.net/blog/a-niche-open-source-document-management-application/


How can you help the OpenDocMan project?

I’m glad you asked!

If you like OpenDocMan and are looking for ways to help us out we are always happy to have new product evangelists. Here are a few ideas of ways to help us out (in no particular order):

  1. Submit your code changes
  2. Answer questions from users on our community forum
  3. Report any bugs you find
  4. Add new feature requests or vote on current requests
  5. Create a patch to fix a bug or add a new feature
  6. Like our Facebook Page
  7. Follow us on Twitter @opendocman
  8. Write about us on your blog
  9. Donate to our project
  10. Sign-up for hosted OpenDocMan
  11. Purchase an annual support contract
  12. Send us an email and tell us how you are using OpenDocMan at your company
  13. Create some documentation for the project
  14. Send us a testimonial that we can put on our website
  15. Visit our getsatisfaction page
  16. Help translate OpenDocMan into your language

Any of those items in the list help a lot. Our project is run by volunteers. The more the merrier.


Stephen Lawrence – OpenDocMan Developer