#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
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?