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 asupcb on Sat 10th Dec 2011 05:43 UTC
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I think that Amazon could be a potential partner for WebOS. Amazon already has their own software store. Why not just add support for WebOS?

I imagine that WebOS will be a great way to run HTML5 Apps as well. I think the future could still be bright for WebOS, if HP creates an open development model around WebOS with final decisions being made in a Linus sort of way. Perhaps this can be combined with the Meego/Tizen efforts as well.

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RE: Amazon
by Jondice on Sat 10th Dec 2011 05:50 in reply to "Amazon"
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Ya, I imagine fusing android apps with WebOS could be interesting as well, but it seems unlikely to happen due to the android/linux kernel fork.

At any rate, I hope projects like cyanogenmod can benefit from this, and as cyanogen has pointed out, a lot may depend on what license they release this under.

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