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Open source is about as

Open source is about as free-market as you can get.

But remember if you make something and open source it, it is still yours. Don't confuse open source with being anti-copyright. Almost all open source licenses require copyright. The only exception (although I'm sure there may be others) that I know of where this isn't the case is Public Domain in which you forfeit all rights.

I agree, proprietary software isn't necessarily anti-freedom in practice (by definition). But it is anti-free in and of itself, and an unknown. Does the license grant you total ownership? Can you change it if you don't like it? Do you control it? Do you know what it's doing?

Proprietary will always be an option, but open source / free software is the only guarantee of freedom.