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HP's webOS to Be Contributed to Open Source Community

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Dec 9, 2011, 1:51 PM   by Eric M. Zeman
updated Dec 9, 2011, 2:06 PM

HP today announced the fate of its beleaguered webOS smartphone platform: it will be contributed to the open source community, along with the Enyo application framework. HP said it will remain an active participant in the development and of the operating system, saying that there is plenty of opportunity to improve webOS. HP said that it will make the underlying code of webOS available under an open source license to whomever wants to use it. Henceforth, developers, hardware manufacturers and others can continue to work on webOS and update it as necessary. "webOS is the only platform designed from the ground up to be mobile, cloud-connected and scalable," said Meg Whitman, HP president and chief executive officer in a prepared statement. "By contributing this innovation, HP unleashes the creativity of the open source community to advance a new generation of applications and devices." HP acquired webOS when it bought Palm in 2010. It released several webOS devices, most recently the TouchPad tablet, before deciding in August to cease all further development of smartphones and tablets.

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Now what? Rich Brome Dec 9, 2011, 2:07 PM
open source = Mikey C Dec 9, 2011, 4:11 PM
For webOS hardware... Vrystaat Dec 10, 2011, 12:37 AM
 
 
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