Doc quotes and expands on Chris's because of open source! Go Chris and Doc go!

From An immodest proposal | Doc Searls' IT Garage.:

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I don't believe people and companies are naturally opposed, but rather that the kinds of corporate creatures that dominated and oppressed their ways through the Industrial Age were advantaged by a lack of power among individuals on the demand sides of marketplaces, and a producer/consumer asymmetry that no longer exists - not now that consumers can produce as well, which is one very significant aspect of open source: the demand side supplying itself.

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