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webOS: The latest open source, Linux distribution

Dec 12, 2011, 12:02 (4 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to finid for this link. ]

"back on August 19 2011, after HP had announced that it 'will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones,' I suggested in a blog post (see what HP should do with webOS), that 'to not let webOS be a failed distribution, here’s what I think HP should do with webOS â€" make it a free, Linux distribution, such that the relationship between it (HP) and webOS would be akin to that between Red Hat and Fedora, or Canonical and Ubuntu.'

"And that, folks, is what exactly HP as decided to do. Specifically, HP said that 'it will contribute the webOS software to the open source community' and it (HP) 'will be an active participant and investor in the project.'"

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