Its a great start. Thanks for asking for feedback.
I like that everything should come down to democracy.
Of course not all organizations in Solid will be corporations, but organizations will be central to Solid and many of them will be corporations of one kind or another. For the sake of democracy, its worth regarding corporations with a healthy skepticism.
In the early days of America, corporate charters were granted for a limited time, corporations could only engage in activities to fulfill their charter, they could not own non-essential property or stock in other corporations, they were terminated if they exceeded their authority or caused harm, owners and managers were responsible for criminal acts of the corporation, and they could not make political or charitable contributions. (Our Hidden History of Corporations in the U.S. ⋆ Reclaim Democracy!)
Solid can’t impose legal conditions on organizations, of course. But it should enable a healthy skepticism of corporations and organizations in general, more so than that of individuals.
Regarding the social benefit of organizations, some organizations might want to associate some statements with provenance. They might want to include the source of the statement. They might want to or may be required to produce verifiable credentials. It might be more useful to people to see that an organization has a verifiable claim not to have harmed anyone, rather than it professes in an unverifiable way to be beneficent.
In the context of democracy, unapproved profiles may also be useful in regulatory and news contexts. Statements not approved by an organization might also be made about them, in profiles not approved by them. In some cases it could be argued that the most useful profiles will be external to the organization. Of course, those profiles would most likely be found in places external to the organization. The format of a critical profile could still be important if the profile is shared widely and does not constitute just the views of a single person.
I think profiles should not just be seen as the self-image of an organization. Of course the same could be said for personal profiles, but there are privacy and rights issues there and I don’t see personal profiles as nearly as important for democracy as organizational profiles and the standards for privacy and transparency should be very different.
I don’t intend by any of these statements to be critical of Solid, but am talking about organizations in general.
Just my always humble opinion