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#LinuxCon: HP kills WebOS after Keynote

Aug 19, 2011, 00:01 (0 Talkback[s])


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"This morning, I watch a keynote from Phil Robb, Director of the open source program office at HP about WebOS.

Robb made a solid presentation about the benefits of WebOS and it's relationship to Linux. Robb said that WebOS is based on LInux and even includes GPLv3 licensed components. He aded that HP is giving back and comitting code to webkit, node.js and phonegap among others.

Going a step further, Robb said that at Palm the developers of WebOS were blocked by Palms' lawyers from open source contributions, which is something that changed at HP. In the months to come, Robb promised that enagement with the Linux kernel community would grow as WebOS gets closer to mainline.

BUT that's not going to happen now is it?

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