In the context of a question about who owns MathOverflow, it is mentioned that on May 17, 2013, MathOverflow became a nonprofit nonstock corporation in the state of Delaware, which could then negotiate the agreement with Stack Exchange about joining the SE network.
Since quite some time I am wondering if founding some kind of company / corporation to represent PhysicsOverflow in the context of legal / financial issues would be beneficial or even needed too.
- For example, each web site is responsible for its content, and in case of upcoming issues it might be a good idea to not let a single (or small group of) civil person sticking out his/her head.
- When providing some not charge free services such as for example advertising cool ArXiv papers that need more attention, maintaining a paid team of professional programmers / software developpers, etc it might be even needed that a company stands behind this (?) ...
- It might (in particular at the beginning) be the case that not everybody is happy about the service we are providing, so it might be good to have some kind of an PhysicsOverflow entity that is capable of acting and which can be represented by a competent lawier if needed.
- Etc ...
So my question is, do we need to found some kind of a PhysicsOverflow company or corporation, which can act on behalf and represent and defend the needs of our community ?