HP Releases Open Beta of webOS
HP today announced in a blog post that it has released an open beta of webOS to developers under an Apache 2.0 license. According to HP, the beta includes two development environments, including one for desktop machines and an embedded version for new mobile hardware. In addition to making the code available, HP is encouraging the open source community to make code contributions through several different avenues offered in the HP developer program. The release also offers a few new features to the platform itself, include new gestures and card stacks. The webOS beta is available for free via the HP developer site. HP committed to making webOS available as an open source platform by September of this year, and has been releasing bits and pieces of code at regular intervals. This is the most complete offering yet.
Google Open Sources Chrome for iOS
Google today said it has made an open source version of its Chrome browser for iOS available to developers. Google says today's news is the result of year's worth of work.
Microsoft Open-Sources iOS App Porting Tool
Microsoft today said its Windows Bridge for iOS application is moving to open source. Windows Bridge is the tool developers need to port iOS apps to the Windows platform.
Apple Open Sources Swift Programming Language
Apple today made its Swift programming language available as an open source download under the Apache 2.0 license. Apple first debuted Swift in June 2014.
Google to Remove Oracle's Code from Android
Google plans to take Oracle's proprietary Java code out of the Android operating system. Rather than rely on Oracle's Java Development Kit (JDK), Google will switch to the OpenJDK.