Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 9th Dec 2011 19:10 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Heck yes. This is one fine way to toast the weekend, ain't it? HP has just announced it's going to release webOS under an open source license. While the company will cease making hardware for the platform for now, it will continue development on it together with the open source community. Hey Access, you listening? Update: More good news: HP's CEO just told The Verge that HP will be putting webOS on hardware after all - tablets!
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Great news!
by steve_s on Fri 9th Dec 2011 19:31 UTC
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This seems on the surface at least to be great news.

I'm slightly dubious about this, given the following statement in HP's release:

HP also will contribute ENYO, the application framework for webOS, to the community in the near future along with a plan for the remaining components of the user space.

So this tells us that the release is going to be staggered. It makes me wonder when the full release will be done, or indeed if they will release all of the apps that made up webOS on the TouchPad. Will they even release enough to make a proper working tablet system?

Still, as a non-USian who thus wasn't able to participate in HP's firesale I'm heartened to think that I may yet be able to get my hands on a webOS tablet. Yay! :-)

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