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HP's webOS to Be Contributed to Open Source Community

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Now what?

by Rich Brome (Moderator)    Dec 9, 2011, 2:07 PM

I think, best case, we'll see a few neat products based on webOS over the next couple of years. (Maybe... maybe none.)

But unless some company wants to make a massive, risky gamble, I doubt any company will invest in this enough to make on ongoing series of successful products. Especially when it's not clear how the platform will move forward and keep pace with other mobile OSes. I don't trust HP to steward webOS going forward, and I don't think anyone else does, either.

It's great that they're open-sourcing it. Perhaps some programmers out there can get some great ideas for innovations on other projects, but as a platform for commercial products, I think webOS is as dead as Symbian at this point.

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