HP: Stop the FUD and show us the real webOS source.
Feb 20, 2012, 22:01 (0 Talkback[s])
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"HP spent approximately 1.2 billion dollars on the acquisition,
and the only thing they had to show for it was a fiasco of a
product launch, two failed CEOs, thousands of layoffs, Wall Street
angst and hundreds of thousands of liquidated TouchPads.
"So the alternative was to try to build a future ecosystem for
the software, in the hopes that continued development under an Open
Source model might spark new products and new uses for webOS.
"Everyone in the open source community ? myself included ? is
excited about the prospects of a 'alternative' open source mobile
operating system. We?re happy that HP is joining our extended
"But HP still has a lot to learn about community relations and
enticing developers to work with their code."