Posted Jul 24, 2006 2:24 UTC (Mon) by xoddam
In reply to: "Microsoft isn't a person, it's a company!"
Parent article: Free Software Sets the Computing Agenda
This clarification is much appreciated. I was aware of non-corporate
uses of the term 'company', but not of its definition.
> (When we loosely refer to buying a company, we either mean buying the
> assets of the company or buying the corporation that operates the
If the company is simply the group of people who work together, wouldn't
it be clearer to say that we mean either to buy the assets the company
works with or to buy the corporation which *employs* the company? Or is
'operating' a group of people legitimate (and more general) legalese?
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