@aschrijver wow back. A few responses; more later.
If a non-incorporated Community is funded by donations (e.g. via an OpenCollective), is it an economic agent? I think it is.
Yes it is. Anything that can perform economic activity, including giving/receiving/exchanging resources, or producing/changing resources, is an economic agent.
Given a paid SaaS Service can it be considered an economic agent? Or do you fall-back to the Organization that offers it?
If I understand you correctly, you fall back to the Organization. Services (the kind that are actors) for example I don’t think are economic agents. I don’t think we can say “the bot made me do it”. But I’m not sure everyone would agree… @bhaugen ? I can see a place for agents that are ecosystemic possibly, but don’t really know.
What does it mean if an Organization is community member? Probably only some representatives participate in the community.
Organizations can be community members, if allowed by the community. But yeah, we think there are Person roles and permissions in an Organization that will allow a Person to “act on behalf of” an Organization.
Shouldn’t VF also generalize to having any agent possibly be an ecomic agent? (Maybe you already do so, idk)
Yes I think so, thanks. That was what I was trying to accomplish by merging non-agent Groups and agent Organizations somehow - but we don’t need to do it that way, any agent-y thing could be an economic agent just by engaging in economic behavior. In VF, we haven’t had to worry about it yet because we have only needed to care about economic agents. When we try to map and interconnect with AP (or any social networking) then we need to think more broadly. Which is good.