Mayan (software)

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Mayan EDMS
Developer(s)Roberto Rosario[1]
Initial releaseFebruary 3, 2011; 13 years ago (2011-02-03)[2]
Stable release
4.3 / July 27, 2022; 21 months ago (2022-07-27)[3]
Written inPython
Operating systemCross-platform
TypeDocument Management System, Groupware, Open source
LicenseFree and open source software Apache License

Mayan (or Mayan EDMS) is a web-based free/libre document management system for managing documents within an organization. [4] All functionality is available in its free public version.[5][6] It has an active community of volunteers[7][8] and third-party service and support providers.[9]

Its largest installation as of June 2012 is Puerto Rico's main permit agency (20,000+ documents).[10]

History and features[edit]

Mayan started as a project whose only requirement was the storage of PDF files for a government agency transitioning to an all electronic registration process and has grown into a general system since then.[11][12][13]

It is designed to be easy to migrate to different physical computers.[14] It is written in Python using the Django framework. Features include document versioning,[15] electronic signature verification, multilingual support,[16] discussion tools,[17] user-defined metadata and unique identifiers, and roles support.[18]

Mayan EDMS was featured on the free software / open source (FLOSS) themed podcast FLOSS Weekly episode 253[19] aired on May 29, 2013.[20]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Developer profile
  2. ^ Mayan initial release commit
  3. ^ Mayan EDMS version 4.3 release notes
  4. ^ Full feature download
  5. ^ LogicalDoc versions comparison
  6. ^ Alfresco versions comparison
  7. ^ Mayan Google Group
  8. ^ Mayan contributors list Archived 2013-12-27 at the Wayback Machine
  9. ^ Worldwide third-party support providers
  10. ^ Puerto Rico's main permit agency, document count and pagecount
  11. ^ Fafamonge's Mayan review
  12. ^ Barry Rowlingson's review conclusion
  13. ^ Puerto Rico's central permit agency scanning station centered around Mayan
  14. ^ Mayan case study by SaaS provider Appsembler
  15. ^ "Document versioning documentation". Archived from the original on 2013-04-15. Retrieved 2012-10-24.
  16. ^ Mayan Transifex project page
  17. ^ Mayan office document support documentation Archived 2013-04-15 at
  18. ^ "Mayan permission system". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2012-10-24.
  19. ^ FLOSS Weekly episode 253
  20. ^ Dokumenten Management System

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