In the details page of a repository resource owners must set the publish state of their resources. The form more or less reflected the database schema and was not very user friendly.
The form should be refactored to use a more workflow oriented approach that does not need a manual first.
After that change, it will also be possible to share resources with other authors eventhough the resource is used in a members-only publish state. The author can-reference / can-copy setting is independent from the members-only setting.