No doubt you have seen the Moodle.org discussion here: http://moodle.org/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=169791 on the file picker. And outside Moodle.org for example here: http://www.mattcornock.co.uk/blog/matt/moodle-2/file-repository-course-files Some light, lots of heat.
I just wonder where the official MoodleHQ view is on the file picker scenario, or what developers who wrote this had in mind.
The basic question is this (from my point of view)
Case 1: Uploading ONE file used once in a site: fine, no problems.
Security is taken care of etc etc.
Case 2: Uploading file you want to use in several places in a site (eg a statement of ethics, a video of something, a course related form)
Using core Moodle, without enabling a contrbuted plugin or enabing Legacy course files: is there a workflow for this that was envisioned for this scenario??
<Could insert here a bit of a summary of all the cludgy work arounds people have suggested (hidden folders etc), google apps etc>
But I was interested in something from the designers/developers point of view.