As an author/producer, I would like the ability to open a Composer article in a read-only view without locking the story for someone else. I want to be able to view the info in the different tabs — Planning, Circulate, Compose, Meta, Featured Media.
I would want to be able to do this from the Composer List Results page. Example, if the user clicks the headline they try to take the lock, but if they click a different icon then they could get a read-only version that doesn't lock the article for other authors/producers who may need to make timely updates to the article.
Another nice to have would be to be able to click an Edit button from the Read-Only view and then lock the article for an update.