KnowledgeTree™ is one of the most rapidly-adopted open source document management systems. It was originally developed for the South African Medical Research Council; so it has all the code quality, functionality and architectural rigor that you would expect of a top-of-the-range enterprise application. The product includes advanced document version control, full text search capabilities, multiple search types and extensible metadata fields for documents.
Open Source DMS ( Document Management System )
Leading Open Source DMS solutions
Alfresco is an open source DMS that includes a modern content repository, an out-of-the-box portal framework for managing and using content designed to work with standard portals, and a groundbreaking Common Internet File System (CIFS) interface that provides Microsoft Windows file system compatibility. Alfresco takes the lessons of building document management systems for the last 15 years and applied them to build an open source content management system that is easier to use, more scalable and more adaptable. The Alfresco system is developed using the latest Java technologies including JBoss 4.0, JBoss Portal 2.0, Spring 1.2, Hibernate 3.0, MyFaces 1.0, Lucene 1.4 and Java 1.5.
Nuxeo 5 is an innovative, standards-based, open source platform for building ECM and DMS applications. Its component-based and service-oriented architecture makes it easy to customize and extend, making developers more efficient and ultimately, happier.
Other Open Source DMS solutions
Owl is a multi user document repository (knowledgebase) system written in PHP4 for publishing files/documents onto the web for a corporation, small business, group of people, or just for yourself.
xinco™ DMS is a powerful Web-Service based Information and Document Management System (DMS) for files, text, URLs and contacts, featuring ACLs, version control, full text search and an FTP-like client.xinco DMSÂ™ is a powerful Web-Service based Information and Document Management System (DMS) for files, text, URLs and contacts, featuring ACLs, version control, full text search and an FTP-like client.
DocMGR is a complete, web-based Document Management System (DMS). It allows for the storage of any file type, and supports full-text indexing of the most popular document formats. It is available in many different languages and is easy to translate into new languages. DocMGR runs on PHP, the Apache webserver, and Postgresql. It optionally uses tsearch2 for full-text indexing which provides for faster search results and result ranking. DocMGR supports LDAP authentication, the ability to easily add and remove "objects" for storage in the system, document workflow, object subscriptions, WebDAV access, and an ever-growing set of features revolving around content storage.
Magnolia is an open source, J2EE deployable content management system (CMS). It uses the standard API for java content repositories (JCR) (JSR-170) to access its content.
Magnolia is an Enterprise Content Management System (ECM) developed by Magnolia International Ltd. (formerly obinary) and a community of international contributors. It is currently available in 15 languages including Russian, Chinese, English, French, German and Spanish. Magnolia uses the JSR-170 standard API to access its content. It has a web-browser interface, an API and a custom tag library for templating in JSP and Servlets.
Two editions exist, one free open source Community Edition, and a commercial Enterprise Edition that offers additional features and professional support covered though SLA's and provided by Magnolia International.
LetoDMS (formely mydms) is an open source DMS based on PHP and MySQL published under the GPL.
LetoDMS offers you these features:
- Upload files through web-interface
- Create folders to group your documents
- Edit document and folder properties online
- Detailed information on uploaded documents
- Lock and unlock documents
- Update documents - old versions are saved
- Individual Icons for different Mime-Types
- Set expiration-date for documents
- Users are notified about new/updated or expired documents via email
- Download documents or view them online within your Browser
- Control access via detailed ACLs (access control lists)
- User- and Group-Management
- Powerfule search-engine
- Multi language support
- User can choose language and theme on login
- Intuitive User-Interface
- Should work with every Browser
- Easy to install
- Auto-conversion to HTML to view even MS Word-Documents online
- Supports multiple databases through ADOdb
LetoDMScombines all these features with a nice-looking web-interface which makes it possible to access your documents not only via intranet in your office but worldwide via the internet.
Quotero provides a fully Open Source DMS. Designed for organisations of any size and any activity, Quotero is pretty fast and with interesting features like an Office plugin. Even if Quotero is pretty young compared to Alfresco or Nuxeo, it is a promising open source DMS.
jLibrary is a DMS (Document Management System), oriented for personal and enterprise use. This double approach make from jLibrary an unique product. With jLibrary, you can classify your documents, videos, or any other media type. You can export those contents to static web pages based on templates, search on those content, add comments, categorize it, etc.
OpenKM is an multiplatform application for document management based on open technology (JBoss + GWT + Jackrabbit). It allows the storage, classification and use of all kind of files and documents within an user friendly framework.
Maarch is an Open Source framework for archiving and retrieving large volumes of static documents. In a certain way, it is designed as an IDARS product (Integrated Document Archiving and Retrieval System), but without the heaviness of the big ECM products.
Maarch is ideal for those who are only interested by storing and exploiting image documents, in compliance with Record Management regulations (Sarbanes-Oaxley, ISO-15489).
Maarch is compatible with all relational SQL databases, and is mostly written in PHP 5. Utility modules are written in Visual Basic.
Apache Jackrabbit is a fully conforming implementation of the Content Repository for Java Technology API (JCR). A content repository is a hierarchical content store with support for structured and unstructured content, full text search, versioning, transactions, observation, and more. Typical applications that use content repositories include content management, document management, and records management systems.
Livelink ECM 10 is Open Text’s integrated content management offering.
Livelink ECM 10 features several advanced foundational elements that allow organizations to enable advanced content management applications and solutions throughout the enterprise.
LogicalDOC is an enterprise electronic document management system, which, due to its characteristics, can be used by large companies as well as by the small ones, as a useful tool in knowledge management processing, providing a more flexible and lower-cost alternative to other proprietary applications.