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Hiding collaboration activities from non-collaborators


Hugh Cushing (2131) | asked Jun 08 '10, 4:23 p.m.
A client wants to have collaborators be able to collaborate on assets without exposing their comments to users who aren't collaborators or lifecycle managers. Currently collaboration activities (e.g. comments) are visible to anyone who has read access to the asset. It might solve their needs if there were a system or community option to prevent collaboration details being read by non-collaborators. The devil is in the details though...what if the sets of collaborators differ per state--e.g. should those who are collaborators only in state A be able to read comments once the asset leaves state A, merely by virtue of their having participated before?

Thoughts?

(Note that for this client, the "do not apply community permissions to assets in this state" option is insufficient, because they want the collaboration activity to be invisible to non-collaborators forever.)

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Kevin Bauer (34621) | answered Jun 10 '10, 1:41 p.m.
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Unfortunately we do not have a concept like this in RAM. It sounds like a good feature, but it would not be trivial to implement.

If you would like to enter a request for a future enhancement it could be done so here...

http://jazz.net/jazz02/web/projects/Rational%20Asset%20Manager#action=com.ibm.team.workitem.viewWelcome

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Hugh Cushing (2131) | answered Jun 11 '10, 9:49 a.m.
I submitted the following enhancement to request this:

http://jazz.net/jazz02/web/projects/Rational%20Asset%20Manager#action=com.ibm.team.workitem.viewWorkItem&id=34140

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Gili Mendel (1.8k56) | answered Jun 11 '10, 4:13 p.m.
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I am going to continue this discussion here (vs. the workitem) ... to solicit more feedback:


The need to "hide" collaboration ... do you see this more of a general community thing (e.g, a Role can be set with the capability to see collaboration - if you are not a collaborator), or a per lifestyle thing (like a state ... is discussion is available to non collaborators in that state) ?

Can you give me examples that will support the need?

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Hugh Cushing (2131) | answered Jun 23 '10, 5:49 p.m.
Sorry Gili, I missed that you had replied. I will follow up with the customer to get some examples.

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