To me an Indie company is one that is fairly small, run by the founder or founders, has a limited scope and, generally, exists because the people running it do so for the love of the hobby and their preferred genre. In addition, it is not likely to be acquired by or acquire other operations to expand its market. None of these attributes are hard and fast, though. So like pornography, it’s hard to define but I know it when I see it. And like copyright infringement, it’s assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Self taught, persistently behind the times, never up to date. AKA ~ jeff
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