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[CNET] HP tosses WebOS out of frying pan into the open-source fire

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Hewlett-Packard's decision to release WebOS as open-source software doesn't bode well for the future of the project.
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So even if HP tries to keep WebOS as an actively developed operating system for tablets, for example, it may be open-source in name only. It wouldn't be the first time somebody threw a party and nobody came.

WebOS didn't have a glorious future in any case. HP acquired WebOS with its $1.2 billion Palm purchase last year, but short-lived CEO Leo Apotheker decided to ditch WebOS and the mobile devices it powered. When Whitman took over, she decided to review the company's options, and HP announced the plan today after weeks of deliberation.

I just wonder how far open source devs can take this os.

Source: http://tinyurl.com/6mo4dzp
Edited by Onex - 12/10/11 at 1:33pm
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WebOS is amazing in my opinion. The only negative that I see to it is the app support frown.gif
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Good news, better then them taking WebOS off the market and patenting it so nobody else can use it or play with it.
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hey maybe people will dual boot with their tablets now. doesn't sound like a bad idea.
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why do i miss such a great deal frown.gif
why dont we ever have such a great deals over here.
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Amazing.

Now we can get updates to our ol Pixi plus & other webOS based phones.
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Originally Posted by Mootsfox View Post

WebOS is amazing in my opinion. The only negative that I see to it is the app support frown.gif

Completely agree, I absolutely loved my WebOS device. My only concern with open sourcing it, is the fact that I don't see any new hardware for it.
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I've got an original Pre- and a Touchpad, and love them both. I wouldn't trade the Touchpad for any current Android tablet, though my Pre is nearing the end of its' life. I"ll be moving to Android for phones, but it won't be an easy transition. The true multi-tasking is just too good...
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I really enjoyed WebOS, and my wife found it much more intuitive than gingerbread and honeycomb. After the optimizing of it on my touchpad, it ran great. I still like android for the app support though. That seems to be the only thing missing from WebOS.
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