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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by MYOB on Fri 9th Dec 2011 20:41 UTC
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ref the Access call there - the BeOS source would need stripping of a lot of licenced code in there, there's stuff licenced in from Metrowerks, Intel, HeadSpace and others I can no longer remember. Even a lot of the drivers were written under contract.

I'd imagine HP know the licencing status of everything in WebOS pretty well - I doubt Access know the status of quite old code they bought third hand so easily.

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