"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,
hereâ€™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.'"