In the open-source movement, there is a split between those who emphasize “free as in cheap” and those who emphasize “free as in freedom.” But consumers demand freedom and privacy just as they do utility and affordability. Were that not the case, there would be no such things as drapes or pants.
What does it mean to be an anarchist in a world where the state has its hand in every aspect of our lives? How can we actively work to make the world a freer place? We must withdraw our consent to be governed, but it doesn’t require a mass movement of resistance. We can do it, little by little, with the small choices we make every day. A very simple and easy way to get started is to begin using more open-source software.