[CentOS] Document/collaboration server advise needed

Mon Jan 22 21:13:43 UTC 2018
Cameron Smith <cameron at networkredux.com>

Google docs and sheets work great, are easy to collaborate on
simultaneously and you don't need to install anything.


On Mon, Jan 22, 2018 at 12:50 PM, Valeri Galtsev <galtsev at kicp.uchicago.edu>

> Dear All,
> Three groups of scientists need to write documents collaboratively. They
> are going to use MS PowerPoint, Word, also store PDF files. They want to be
> able to add external people from other groups they collaborate with and
> give them access to some areas or "projects". In other words, they want
> some collaborative work environment, mostly to work on documents.
> In the past scientists were using TeX, and one of version control systems
> (CVS, subversion,...). And all was great, as TeX files (pretty much like
> programs software developers write) are ASCII text files, and diff of two
> version is rather small...
> Unlike the past scientists I work for plan to use MS PowerPoint, Word,
> also store PDF files. All these are effectively binary files for version
> control systems, then versions will not be stored as a small diff, but each
> version ends up being the whole document.
> One obvious solution may be: just buy office365.com service, or set up MS
> server on our own machine. And these are the two things I am trying to
> avoid.
> Could someone recommend open source software? Some collaborative suite
> focused mostly on working on documents, with web based interface.
> I run owncloud server for my Department, and one in general can use that,
> but I hope to find something more focused towards collaborative work.
> Thanks a lot for your advises and pointers.
> Valeri
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> Valeri Galtsev
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> Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
> University of Chicago
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