To:"Open mail A 01-31-03" <>
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Subject: Can Sun win with Linux?
Date: Fri, 31 Jan 2003 18:59:29 -0500
January 31, 2003

Nothing hurls business planners in the direction of auditoriums and 
hotel suites than promised talks about "Change," a word with a Pavlovian 
effect. Change always gets these people to stare at speakers and screens 
with the hopes of taking back something useful to repeat at the next 
meeting of the board. This week, Open magazine presents two pieces about 
change, equally interesting for fresh concepts and designs.

IT consultant Paul Murphy discusses where Sun's strategy is, isn't, and 
must be if Sun is to effect the right change. 

Over to a Long Island-based, two-person e-store, with an interesting 
story of change. Thanks to the advantages of an open platform with Linux, 
the two proprietors think less about fresh Maine lobsters growing 
unexpected aromas in truck depots and more about a sweeter smell of success.

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