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Today’s blog post comes from Sam Greenblatt, the chief technology officer and head of technical strategy for the open webOS project. He guides the project’s strategy around open collaboration and is responsible for technical engineering. His focus is on the practice of developing webOS with the community, and his approach is founded on the belief that the open source development model produces great software and web technology. Sam has many years of open source experience, including being on the board of OSDL (Linux Foundation). His long career in software development includes being a CTO at HP, Chief Innovation Officer at CA Technology, and CTO at Candle Corporation (IBM).

In December, HP announced that webOS would be made available under an open source license, with continued support from HP. We’re proud of webOS and its potential to harness web standards to improve the next generation of applications, web services, and devices.

Today, we’re taking the next step on this journey by releasing Enyo, our JavaScript app framework, under open source licensing, allowing developers to distribute their Enyo-based webOS apps across other platforms. In this post, we’ll also provide a first look at our open source release roadmap.
http://developer.palm.com/blog/2012/01/welcome-to-webos-open-source/

I am a proud owner of a CM7 touchpad so ofc I am excited, but this is big for all of Android or any other tablet/phone OS.
WebOS IMO isnt half bad. This is just one more thing that Android can throw in to its bag of tools.
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Interesting. My touchpad just had a new official update too a week ago or so.
 
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Hopefully this will help innovation by giving manufactures a way to evade Apple's patent trolling as well.
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Hopefully this will help innovation by giving manufactures a way to evade Apple's patent trolling as well.

This. Well done HP! biggrin.gif
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Cool. I rather liked webOS on my Touchpad but there's not a whole lot to do on it. Maybe this'll change it. Although my touchpad got soooo much nicer once I put CM9 alpha 0.5 on it a few days ago. Don't see myself ever needing webOS again.
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Cool. I rather liked webOS on my Touchpad but there's not a whole lot to do on it. Maybe this'll change it. Although my touchpad got soooo much nicer once I put CM9 alpha 0.5 on it a few days ago. Don't see myself ever needing webOS again.

How do you like Cm9 over cm7? I have been thinking of upgrading. Does .5 have decent video playback yet?
Not sure If I should just wait until like alpha 1 for them to work out the bugs. Hopefully they can use WebOS guts to help the porting.
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Cool. I rather liked webOS on my Touchpad but there's not a whole lot to do on it. Maybe this'll change it. Although my touchpad got soooo much nicer once I put CM9 alpha 0.5 on it a few days ago. Don't see myself ever needing webOS again.

How do you like Cm9 over cm7? I have been thinking of upgrading. Does .5 have decent video playback yet?
Not sure If I should just wait until like alpha 1 for them to work out the bugs.

I love the update. Everything feels a bit smoother, plus it looks so much nicer. I experience fewer crashes while using it versus CM7. I would absolutely upgrade. The video playback isn't the best yet; hardware acceleration still isn't in so no Netflix or Youtube. However I've had no problems playing some videos I encoded from some blurays I own with MX player using software decoder, which is what I'll be using mostly for my movie watching.
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I love the update. Everything feels a bit smoother, plus it looks so much nicer. I experience fewer crashes while using it versus CM7. I would absolutely upgrade. The video playback isn't the best yet; hardware acceleration still isn't in so no Netflix or Youtube. However I've had no problems playing some videos I encoded from some blurays I own with MX player using software decoder, which is what I'll be using mostly for my movie watching.

Tempting, however YouTube not working right is a big Negative... I guess one could just boot in to WebOS for that lol...
A year ago who woulda thought we would be Dual booting tablets and getting custom ROMs?

I love innovation!
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