WebOS Goes To Open Source Says HP

The future of WebOS has been decided. According to a press release, it’s going to be Open Sourced:

“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. “By contributing this innovation, HP unleashes the creativity of the open source community to advance a new generation of applications and devices.”

HP will make the underlying code of webOS available under an open source license. Developers, partners, HP engineers and other hardware manufacturers can deliver ongoing enhancements and new versions into the marketplace.

This sounds good as this has worked for Google. Whether it can find success this way remains to be seen though. Although there are reports of new tablets being a possibility.

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