Beer brings people together: Obama, homebrewers, and online communities

In my favorite open source quote, Richard Stallman explains that “Free software is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand that concept, you should think of ‘free’ as in ‘free speech,’ not as in ‘free beer’.” 

However in the past week, I’ve begun to question the validity of this explanation. In fact, I would argue that free software is exactly like free beer.