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Can open source save HP?

Jul 27, 2012, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])

You seldom hear about it, but Hewlett-Packard has long been a supporter of open source. The company contributes to the Debian Gnu/Linux distribution and has hired several people after who were leaders of the Debian Project, including the redoubtable Bdale Garbee. HP also participates in many smaller projects and invests plenty of effort in governance and community activities. Despite its work engaging the community and ensuring HP printers are usable from Linux, open source seems to have made little impact on HP's software portfolio (alas, poor WebOS).

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