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lionade

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Thank you so much for your thoughtful response, and the interaction here, it has been good stuff.

I think you are totally right about section 1-J-4, in fact I think Valve might operate that way? So yes, absolutely, large companies can be structured in other ways that are much more flat and share ownership/responsibility/risk/profit more uniformly and would perfectly fit the descriptors in this license. My (small) point was that it seems like small, for-profit, more traditionally structured, "capitalist" companies might also be able to fit the descriptors, and I think that's still in the spirit of the license which also wants to allow individuals benefit from the product.

 I completely misunderstood the "directionality" of the license, and so that was really helpful for me to understand that! Thanks for taking the time to explain that. I did not mean to sound hostile, but I think that makes it double cool that you chose to interact anyways about it.

And thanks so much for the warning about researching. It seems like an important thing to understand, and I think it's important to really understand even the most horrible things, in order to best know how to combat them. But, and especially these days when it is easy to fall into depression, I was truly touched that a stranger would seek to keep me from something even as small as sadness. So thanks for that too :)

I too, sincerely, hope you have a good day!

Sure thing! Thanks for replying, and explaining that, I could be misunderstanding something for sure.

I believe that section 1-J just sets aside additional entities that should be considered capitalist or “anti-capitalist”, but doesn’t alter the description of a “capitalist corporation.”  So,  a for-profit company that is not limited by shares or is smaller than 50 people would not be considered “anti-capitalist” according to the license definitions.


My comment about militaries and law enforcement wasn’t about what they do, but that they aren’t a strictly capitalist invention; they’ve been around in all civilizations and forms of government across time, including anti-capitalist governments present and past. Because of that, I thought it was strange that generic “militaries” and “law enforcement” were set aside as specifically pro-capitalist in the definitions. 

Ok, on to the explanation about not being able to list products for sale: section 2-1 says that the licensed material must be used “for Anti-Capitalist purposes only.” And “anti-capitalist” is defined as “not primarily intended for or directed towards commercial advantage or monetary compensation for a Capitalist Corporation.” So, any big marketplace app, like steam for example, makes money (in part) by taking a cut of the sale in exchange for the time and effort it takes to maintain and improve the platform and make the listed products reach a wide audience. Selling something on a platform like that (and like Itch) would be working toward monetary compensation of a capitalist corporation. In order to avoid that and abide by the terms of this license, you would have to list your product for free in order to prevent a monetary exchange for the corporation.

The only loop hole I can see is that maybe you could argue that your product isn’t “primarily” intended to benefit a capitalist corporation, and so any monetary compensation that occurs is incidental. 

Anyways, if you read all that, thanks for taking the time to interact about it! I will be googling “military-industrial complex” soon to learn more about that :D

I think I understand the spirit of this license, but the title is a bit misleading, since it's not really anti-capitalist, it's anti-big company (smaller businesses (under 50 people, privately owned) are ok). It also includes strictly non-economic organizations under the "capitalist" umbrella such the military and law enforcement, structures which are an integral part of running non-capitalist systems across time, so, odd to single them out.

This would also prevent creators from listing their products for sale on larger platforms that take a cut of the profits, or else force creators to list their products for free on these platforms, which I think is an important disclaimer for creators to be aware of. It is perhaps the only truly anti-capitalist aspect of this license.

Any progress on this? I haven't been able to use Tape because of this bug and I haven't seen any updates to fix it :( I'd love for this to be my main project organizer.

awesome, thanks for the quick reply! I have been loving TAPE though, I am using it pretty much exclusively now to track all of my projects :D

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Hi there, I'm experiencing some issues with items that use double quotes. Changes seem to not persist after I close the program... and I can't seem to delete them and aren't picked up by the progress bar at the top...not sure if anybody else is experiencing this?

To reproduce, simply add an item to a collection with double quotes e.g., THIS IS A "TEST" and you should see that changes don't take affect after closing and even if you change the stage of the item (to "Progressing" or anything else) that it doesn't reflect in the progress bar.