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by Manish Deshpande - 6 years ago (2015-10-26)
I have seen the entire PHP Classes website, and found out that "An Open Source Approvals Management Engine" in PHP is conspicious by it's absence. Am I searching the wrong terms, and such a thing already exists? Kindly guide me. In case it's missing, then what is the alternative in FOSS PHP?
6. by Dave Smith - 6 years ago (2015-10-27) Reply
I have been meaning to mess around with document structured noSQL and a package approval system would work for the core concept.
A complete system would consist of member management, multiple administration, document uploading, document editing, etc... What I have in mind is just the approval system. So if anyone else is interested in working up a complete package, don't let my efforts here stop you.
1. by Dave Smith - 6 years ago (2015-10-26) Reply
I couldn't find one on here either. I would call it an open source repository, the approval bit would just be an administrative function.
I kind of doubt phpClasses would release their code and allow competitors into the same market with little to no effort. It also is a niche market, so there would be a lot of work to put together a package that would only benefit a very small core of users. You may be able to find something out there for free, however I suspect it would be work for hire.
2. by Manuel Lemos - 6 years ago (2015-10-27) in reply to comment 1 by Dave Smith Comment
Yes, the PHP Classes site code is not Open Source and it is probably way more complex than Manish needs.
Maybe a simpler content moderation package would do to get him started.
It is probably not very hard to develop one that would would with generic content, not just Open Source projects.
3. by Gerry Danen - 6 years ago (2015-10-27) in reply to comment 2 by Manuel Lemos Comment
I would look into WordPress plugins if content moderation fits the bill.
4. by Larry Wakeman - 6 years ago (2015-10-27) in reply to comment 1 by Dave Smith Comment
The only Approvals Management Engine I could find is an Oracle App. I don't think one is available in Open Source and would probably be much to complex to be dealt with here.
5. by Dave Smith - 6 years ago (2015-10-27) in reply to comment 3 by Gerry Danen Comment
That probably would be the easiest way to go. I don't use WordPress, so I am not familiar with all the plugins available, however they probably have all the components needed to fill the request.
Here is a basic approval system where folders act as containers for files and these containers can be assigned an approval status.