(Unless I have missed something…)
Projects have the possibility to post status updates about their progress. It seems that the only users who can access these updates are the project members and other users added manually as subscribers to each update.
It is reasonable to think about scenarios where a project wants to share these statuses with the rest of the organization. A “public” setting for progress updates and/or a “Make public” option like for each update (like the one tasks have) would solve this problem.
In our project, we would like to have all statuses public to our organization, and then we make sure that the tasks linked from the updates are made public beforehand. This way, whoever in the organization wants to read those updates and related tasks can do so without having to join a team or request to be added manually to each update by a team member. So far, almost every time we have posted and update and shared the link, we have got a confused colleague who wanted to learn more but couldn’t.
In fact our ideal scenario would be to set entire projects as Public for the organization, which would allow us to share links to updates and tasks. The public status updates would be a simpler and logical request.