Open source doesn't repeal laws of economics
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"I take HP at their word that they will work with the open
source community to set up appropriate licensing and governance.
Unlike other firm-sponsored communities, letting go is not likely
to be a problem.
However, open source only works when you have enough
contributors. WebOS is not desktop Linux. Before a project
launches, the best proxies are developer interest and user demand
(scratching your own itch), and it's no secret that webOS —
although technically sophisticated — was already an also-ran
when HP bought it in spring 2010.