The story of Linux and open source software is one of the most sensational tales of technology in recent history. What started as the brainchild of a handful of dedicated individuals (Torvalds, Stallman, et al) has ballooned to a multi-million-member movement that is both idealistically appealing and financially sound - just ask the multitude of companies relying on - or profiting from - the use of Linux. But this movement has created something of a parallel universe in the software world - one where intellectual property rights are turned on their head. While most companies in the technology and entertainment industries (which are increasingly influenced by each other) launch intellectual property battles on a grand scale, those behind the free software movement eschew protection of intellectual property rights and have created both products and business models that are successful without these protections. I take a critical look at the output of the Free Software movement (both products and business models based on it) and specifically the way that its views toward protection of intellectual property rights has affected that output. What is the nature of the free software movement and its products, especially with respect to corporate involvement and sponsorship? I show that although the free software movement has been successful in many of its endeavours, the ideal of a world where all software is essentially a community-developed public good, provided unrestricted and free of charge to everyone, is unrealistic. The free software movement is as helped by traditional software-for-profit business models as it seeks to overturn them. Futhermore, there are areas where the free software industry is especially hindered (although not doomed), particularly in the areas of entertainment and usability.