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HP to make webOS open source

Posted on Friday, December 09 2011 @ 22:37:18 CET by


Seems HP has failed to find a buyer for webOS, as the company announced today that it will contribute the webOS software to the open source community.
HP will make the underlying code of webOS available under an open source license. Developers, partners, HP engineers and other hardware manufacturers can deliver ongoing enhancements and new versions into the marketplace.

HP will engage the open source community to help define the charter of the open source project under a set of operating principles:

  • The goal of the project is to accelerate the open development of the webOS platform
  • HP will be an active participant and investor in the project
  • Good, transparent and inclusive governance to avoid fragmentation
  • Software will be provided as a pure open source project

    HP also will contribute ENYO, the application framework for webOS, to the community in the near future along with a plan for the remaining components of the user space.
  • Source: The Tech Report



     



     

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