I'd like the following in whatever solution I pick:
-- users won't need user accounts on the machine. preferrably the FTP server allows some sort of pluggable authentication and authorization module, so I can write an auth/authz handler that connects to the LJ database and uses the LJ priv system
Currently maintainers of documents are using the file edit tool which I hacked together in 10 minutes to let users edit documents on the site. this doesn't work when you need to upload binaries, or when somebody needs to upload a ton of files.
If we can't find a solution I'll make the fileedit system just let you upload a zip or tarball, but FTP would be cooler ... plus a lot of the less-technical LJ contributors know how to use their CuteFTP programs. :-)