I find it fascinating how the same thing, but two different names, can evoke such contradictory reactions from people. It's as though people often confuse the spirit of the word with the word itself.
OpenBusiness is a creative commons site dedicated to exploring and cataloguing all the different sources of business models structured around "free" services, such as Google, Flickr, Blogger, and all the smaller ones coming about. I know I've been trying to dig away at how these companies sustain themselves.
And even though I've heard first-hand from political science students that libertarianism is the devil's party, and how it's so feared in the west (it's essentially anarchy) — I'd like to point out the very similar natures of creative commons, open business models, and anarchy. While those that criticise are out there regurgitating what their prof told them, and what their prof before them taught those profs, leave it to commerce and the internet to make inroads into establishing a healthy, diverse, and intelligent way to do honourable business.
To all the naysayers, perhaps you should stop fearing the world and get your hands dirty and make it better. Or get a better education, perhaps. To all the real punks from the '70s and '80s, here's to the burgeoning anarchy for the masses!
Oh, and I'd like to remind everyone that it's of very little use fighting the system from outside. That is, in fact, more of a subjective, personal battle you've chosen on your own and serves no one but yourself. Of course, this is just my opinion…