[thelist] [OT] Describing role of individual developer operating as a company

Vijay Immanuel codelad at gmail.com
Mon Feb 26 11:50:27 CST 2007

On 2/26/07, Steven Streight <steven.streight at gmail.com> wrote:
> This is sounding contrived, "web dev operating as company".
> You are not a company, for a company needs at least two people. A single
> individual, to my mind, is not a company or a family or a race or any group,
> you are just Self Employed. You are your  own boss, but you are not a
> company.
> You are self employed. You don't hire or fire or manage anybody, so you're
> really not a company, as I have said ad nauseum.

Where I live (India), we have what is known as a sole proprietorship
concern, where individuals operate on their own (in my understanding -
and I've never met a lawyer in my life). Obviously, its less credible
than a company with many people, but its a company nevertheless. So
why call myself a freelancer when I have a right to claim myself as a
company. For one thing, it sounds better. Or so I feel.

And for good measure, I also am my own boss... and self-employed too :)

Vijay Immanuel

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