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What I Learned from Lineo's Failure

Jan 30, 2008, 21:30 (0 Talkback[s])
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"Lineo (later renamed Embedix) was an embedded Linux vendor that rose to prominence in 1999 to 2000, and then cratered into obsolescence in 2002. I joined in 2000, the day that the acquisition of six (yes, six) different companies was announced. My first day of work was the approximately 400-person company get-together designed to build a team out of a mass of new bodies. Up until that day the total employee base was approximately 40 people.

"I learned a tremendous amount about business and open source and the intersection of the two during my two years with Lineo..."

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