Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 18th Aug 2011 19:34 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Major bombshell, and sorry, but this certainly requires a breaking tag as well: HP has announced it is discontinuing operations for webOS devices - effective immediately. Just like that... The TouchPad and Pre 3 are dead. Eh. Raise your hands if this brings back those painful memories of that infamous 'Focus Shift'. In addition, the company also announced its intention to sell its personal computer business.
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RE[3]: Comment by motang
by Morgan on Fri 19th Aug 2011 01:42 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Comment by motang"
Morgan
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2005-06-29

Only the bits that were borrowed, and already under an open source license. The bulk of those packages are also in your GNU/Linux distro of choice. There's a lot of code in the production release of WebOS that is locked down by copyright and patents, that would prevent the community from making a full fork.

That said, I'd love to see it happen! What little I've seen of the interface alone is stunning, and the only reason I never went WebOS was because my carrier (T-Mobile) didn't. There was some talk about it last year, but it never came to fruition.

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