"Striking a balance between mindsets might be a factor on which
the success of Free software is hinged. Put simply, a struggle
against so-called 'pragmatism' may have been one of the greatest
barriers to wider adoption of Free software. However, at the same
time, such a struggle ensures that Free software never devolves to
become excessively assimilated to proprietary software, at which
point its fundamental goals are simply not met.
"Over the past 25 years, Free software fought its growing pains
and became an integral part of the computer industry..."
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