By plocher on Jun 01, 2005
And it ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. This coolness arises partly from fear of the opponents, who have the laws on their side, and partly from the incredulity of men, who do not readily believe in new things until they have had a long experience of them.
Thus, it happens that wheneever those who are hostile have the opportunity to attack they do it like partisans, whilst the others defend lukewarmly...The Prince, Chapter 6 by Niccolo Machiavelli
In the spirit of trying to avoid the above fate, I will be using this space to present and discuss some of the processes that Sun uses to identify and manage such change.Technorati Tag: OpenSolaris
Technorati Tag: Solaris