Can giving it away for free create a paying customer base?

05/27/2008 | Mercury News (San Jose, Calif.), The

When most of your business is based on increasingly outdated technologies, how do you respond if you want to stay viable? You take a risk and jump, which is what Sun Microsystems has done with its move to open-source software as a way to entice developers to create more applications that that will result in more demand for the company's hardware and software. Most say the move is risky, but some are optimistic.

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