I just came across this article on Hacker News:
Apparently, Vermont passed a law in June of this year that allows
online communities (i.e. groups of collaborators, like us) to
acquire legal personhood, which "enables people to come together as
virtual businesses, with dispersed partners who may live anywhere,
and avoid the usual requirements that the company host in-person
board meetings, maintain a physical office and file paper documents
with the state."
Dudes. This is big.