Linked by snydeq on Thu 15th Dec 2011 20:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless If HP wants a future for struggling WebOS, it must invest in the platform, not abandon it, writes Fatal Exception's Neil McAllister. 'It seems HP may only be truly committed to the platform if it can offload the cost of developing and maintaining it. Yet if that's what HP hopes to achieve by opening the WebOS source, it's bound to be disappointed.' Instead, HP should dedicated its own developer resources and 'release as much code as possible under an Apache, BSD, or similarly permissive license. Dual licensing under the GPL might leave HP with more opportunities to monetize the platform, but it won't garner as much interest from hardware makers, who are what WebOS needs most.'
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by cmchittom on Thu 15th Dec 2011 22:07 UTC
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So, in essence, for WebOS to survive, HP has to do the thing they have made clear that they don't want to (or can't) do—"invest in the platform."

Edited 2011-12-15 22:07 UTC

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