while OwnCloud is a good solution to create your own cloud space, it is not the first choice if you want to share a data folder with friends. Especially if this folder is an external data source that is not part of the cloud. However, I want to show you a method to share such a folder with this small HowTo.
1.) The main idea is that an external source can easily be linked to your own account by using the symbolic links of linux. You can create a link to the target folder by using the ln command:
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ln -s target_path link_path
Copy this link to your account data folder. The linked folder will now appear as an real folder in your account.
2.) Create new accounts for different user types (with or without the ability to change the data).
3.) Share the linked folder with these users.