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 Moochman on Sat 10th Dec 2011 11:02 UTC
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This is great! Here are my two top thoughts:

1) The part of the source that will potentially find the most widespread use outside HP is the Enyo framework. It's a really well-designed, easy-to-use, component-based UI framework/toolkit with declarative syntax that's written all in JavaScript and outputs HTML/CSS (similar to Sencha Touch). I imagine it could really find a niche throughout the developer community for developing touch-optimized HTML5 apps, on all kinds of platforms.

2) Maybe (probably) Intel/Samsung will pick up some code and integrate it into Tizen. Seems like a good idea because Tizen was kind of doomed otherwise IMHO.

Edited 2011-12-10 11:09 UTC

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