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From Jan Lehnardt <>
Subject Re: Couch "data hosting" for government data?
Date Thu, 11 Mar 2010 04:50:25 GMT
Hi Gilbert,

awesomecake project :)

You can write an validate_doc_update function to deny any writes to a
database, or restrict access only to admin users. Read all about it here:

There's some newer stuff in the upcoming 0.11 release:


On 9 Mar 2010, at 11:31, Gilbert B Garza wrote:

> Hey couch devs and fans,
> I'm currently a college student doing a research project for my class and
> state government. The project is about taking first steps towards government
> transparency. We will be parsing some ill-formated government data and doing
> some analysis on it, as well as hosting the data online.
> Now, pertaining to the "data hosting": we're going to be offering basic
> downloads for available data, but what I would *really *like to offer (in
> addition) is read-only direct access to couchdb. In other words, it would be
> great if I could simply provide a url for each database, and interested
> persons could download/install couch (hopefully easily by now!), copy paste
> the link, and instantly have data ready to be used and analyzed on their
> local machine.
> Is anonymous read-only replication possible? Is there some other way to
> accomplish this goal? I used to follow couch almost two years ago, so I'm
> not quite up to date on couch's cool new features and applications.
> Thanks, and great work so far!
> -Gilbert

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