Is there a web based open source documentation software system that has version control?

by on May 21, 2011

Q: I want a web-based / open-source documentation software which is capable of managing documentation requirements and version control for a medium size team?

I don’t want the more elaborate one ; not asking for cms or other forms of project management functionality i need the software to document and archive the documents…that pretty much it..

thank you


One Response to “Is there a web based open source documentation software system that has version control?”
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    I’ve had great success using wiki software for this type of thing.

    Here are a few articles with regard to using Confluence a wiki software system targeted for business users:

    http://www.atlassian.com/software/confluence/tour/technical-writing-software.jsp

    http://blogs.atlassian.com/news/2010/10/technical-writing-enterprise-wiki.html

    http://blogs.atlassian.com/news/2010/10/confluence-technical-writing-publishing-process.html

    http://blogs.atlassian.com/confluence/2010/11/confluence-wiki-technical-writing-content-reuse.html

    Confluence isn’t free but highly recommended: http://www.atlassian.com/software/confluence/pricing.jsp

    Before we using Confluence we started with MediaWiki (same software that powers wikipedia) http://www.mediawiki.org

    For more information on Wiki software you can also read this article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wiki_software