HP to Open Source WebOS

Ever since a $1.2 billion acquisition of Palm, HP has struggled to find the right spot for WebOS. When HP Touchpad sales never met their estimates the fate of WebOS became very uncertain. On Friday, December 9th, 2011 HP announced it’s plans to open source WebOS in an effort to attract more developers, hopefully accelerating adoption.

“WebOS is the only platform designed from the ground up to be mobile, cloud-connected and scalable,” Meg Whitman, HP president and chief executive officer, said in a statement.

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