Legal entity - part 2.

Martin Owens doctormo at
Sat Jun 7 18:19:53 BST 2008

2008/6/7 Mark Van den Borre <mark at>:
> _Why_ would you introduce this extra complexity? What can you do that
> you can't do without one?

I don't think it's a matter for what you _can_ do; in some countries
or states it may be a legal requirement and in other places lots of
things become difficult without it. I wish people wouldn't be so
emotional about incorporation, it wasn't invented to make life hard or
difficult. It's mainly to stake your intention with the government so
groups don't commit fraud.

Now it does incur overhead so it's worth having deep thought over how
to organise it. But there are LUGs, art centers and tiny 3 man
charities that have managed it. Yet it's too hard for any LoCo.

Regards, Martin

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