Linked by David Adams on Tue 13th Dec 2011 02:41 UTC, submitted by sjvn
Editorial The more I look at what HP has had to say about webOS; the more I think the project's as dead as a doornail.
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Enthusiasts
by vaette on Tue 13th Dec 2011 12:03 UTC
vaette
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2008-08-09

In the short term the answer is simply enthusiasts. webOS is Linux-based and flexible enough that enterprising individuals will get it running on Android hardware. The fact that webOS is built on a very open and Free platform makes it relevant and interesting, and the web-based stack has time on its side. Certainly it has a more modern flavor than the rather traditional (though with strange twists there as well) Android.

I feel slightly dirty using the uppercase-F Free referring to the web as a platform, but it does kind of capture the rather nice situation we have now that the web standards are finally coming together after 15 years of absolute insanity from the W3C (I couldn't hate on the web as a platform more if I tried in the early 2000s, and it wasn't IEs fault, it was the W3Cs).

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