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This documentation is for release 0.5. Change log can be found here.
This vocabulary is based on decades of work in academia and some limited work in the field in software implementations - and further development by the VF team through documenting and studying use cases. The stability of the model reflects this history. The core model is fairly stable, more so in structure, somewhat less in naming. However, there are many edge cases and possibly not-so-edge cases where the model will need to be adjusted for the reality in the field based on further experience. Also, this model represents something new, something that we want to be able to support the next economy, with all the unknowns that will bring.
So we see continuous improvements happening as the vocabulary is adopted by more people, through ongoing collaboration between the VF team and the adopters.
The core model adapted from academic work on REA includes:
    Resources, Events, Agents (REA)
    Commitments
    the classifications/specifications in the knowledge layer
Other relatively consolidated parts of the vocabulary include:
    Agent model
    Core Input-Process-Output model
    Core Recipe model
Less stable are:
    Intents and Proposals
    Budgeting and Analysis
    Claims
Coming in future releases are:
    Forking/versioning of Recipes
    Conversations for Action
    Quantitative and qualitative measurements, with SOSA
    One or more extensions for value calculation, distribution algorithms
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