I recently read a german book named 'Liberation of Information'. (http://die-befreiung-der-information.de) Its a small introduction to free software and its historic roots, coupled with a short description of the changes which the music/movie industry is facing and the opportunities the 'Net gives people to collaborate.
In the end (p.158), the author says something about the disagreements which arise in the movement now and then (like the GNU/Linux naming controversy, copyleft-licenses or public-domain software, collaboration with the proprietary world, etc). He claims that most of them emerge out of a different view of the participants of the movement, about whether the liberation of information is a natural process which will continue and finally suceed simply because it's superior to proprietary information production methods, or if the freeing of all information is a struggle which has to be fought against hostile interests.
Do you think this is an appropriate formula to explain the major disagreements in the free software/free culture movement? And what's your position?