macsense wrote:What free options are available to do this? I'm looking for an option that will accommodate this request and also appease those concerned about uploading church materials to third party sites. Again, this wouldn't be for highly confidential materials.
RussellHltn wrote:The only way around the third party site concerns is to create your own site.
mkmurray wrote:Sounds third party to me. In reality, anything not on Church-hosted servers is third party.
boomerbubba wrote:I don't understand where there is a policy stating that local leaders absolutely cannot use a "third party server" to communicate with each other. There are well-known restrictions on uploading to third party servers data that was downloaded from church systems such as MLS or LUWS, but that is a more narrow matter.
In addition, the use of email is left up to the judgment of local priesthood leaders, and email uses third party servers. I think most bishoprics regularly use email, including email attachments, to communicate with each other.
As another example, our bishop has adopted Google Docs to share such things as agendas and action items among local leaders. I don't think that is unique. So long as no downloads from church systems are involved, I know of no policy being violated.
Almost all specific question about interpreting policy end up being referred to local priesthood leaders anyway. The original poster above, and the stake authorities he is working with, are local priesthood leaders.
mkmurray wrote:I never said this. You only inferred that's what I said.
My only comment was about the phrase "third-party." You have assumed I was insinuating way more than what was actually said.
boomerbubba wrote:It is when MLS or LUWS export files are involved that these services become problematical for non-technical reasons, as I see it.
Mikerowaved wrote:I don't want to open another debate on the topic, but the oft quoted document entitled Authorized Church Web Sites from the First Presidency is still listed as active in the Letters and Policies page of the clerk.lds.org website. It seems to imply that 3rd party servers extend to more than just storing data exported from MLS or LUWS.
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