Lineo decides to call "FUD" in this statement, wherein the
company maintains that Microsoft is "clearly intimidated and
threatened," and stresses its own advantages in the embedded
market, where it's been fairly unabashed over the prospects of
respecting intellectual property and cleaving to the letter of the
"Lineo has successfully operated by using and aggressively
contributing to open source software while protecting its
intellectual property (IP) as well as the IP of Lineo customers.
Like IBM, Lineo believes that there is a way to "follow both a
proprietary and shared business model, even one based on the
G.P.L." We wholeheartedly agree with Microsoft that no company "at
the end of the day would throw all of its intellectual property
into the open-source category." To do so would be a completely
broken, unprofitable business model that could not survive over the
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