"...The core ideals of free software are very strongly aligned with the core ideas of anarchism: the ideas of mutual aid and sharing combined with essential freedoms [...] At this point, I think can say that the key difference is how they treated the opposing forces. Under the anarchists, there was the widespread burning of churches and violence against Catholicism. Mostly, the Free Software Movement has aimed to get people to join rather than to fight them. The Free Software Foundation provides a good example of taking a very different approach. When enforcing the GPL, they have deliberately avoided confrontation as much as possible..."

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