December 9, 2011 – Hewlett-Packard will turn over webOS to the open source community, a move away from commercial development and months of uncertainty with the mobile platform.
HP will make the underlying code of the platform available under open source license, and stated in a news release it plans to continue to be “active in the development and support of webOS.” Principles outlined by HP for the open source project include accelerating open development of the platform, transparent and inclusive governance, and participation and investment from HP. Soon, HP plans to contribute ENYO, the application framework for webOS, to the community, accompanied with a plan for the rest of the platform’s user space components. The vendor is also inviting input from developers and customers.
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