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HP Releases More Bits of WebOS

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Feb 14, 2012, 9:35 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

HP has made more pieces of its webOS platform available to developers via its web site. The new tools include a new browser called Isis, which is based on QtWebKit, as well as user interface widgets for Enyo 2, and the JavaScript core. In addition to the code, HP also released information on how it will govern contributions to webOS. It is organizing contributions by project, and is putting Project Management Committee's in charge of different branches of the code. Those interested in developing webOS will need to be elected into a "meritocracy" that HP is putting in place. HP will release more portions of the operating system over the course of the year until the complete offering is available in September.

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T Bone

Feb 14, 2012, 1:34 PM

I don't get it

What exactly is the point of releasing the code incrementally supposed to be? It's not like anybody can do anything with the code until it is complete. Are they reviewing the code to see if there are parts they don't want to release?
It is just a guess but, I think that HP feels that if they start doing anything reasonable regarding WebOS, no one will believe that it is actually HP. Sad
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They have a small team going through the entire code base, making sure that HP has the rights to release it in the first place. All sorts of licensing situations within a code base as large as that.

The last thing they want to do is get sued.
 
 
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