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Old 12-10-2011, 09:30 PM   #1
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LXer: webOS: The latest open source, Linux distribution


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The source or cause of the joy is none other than the announcement from HP that webOS will be, in their own words, a “pure open source project.” Awesome! Did I see this coming? Yes, sir! Did I influence HP’s decision? Perhaps. Ok, alright, that last one is a stretch, but back on August 19 2011, after HP had announced that it “will discontinue operations for webOS devices, specifically the TouchPad and webOS phones,” I suggested in a blog post (see what HP should do with webOS), that “to not let webOS be a failed distribution, here’s what I think HP should do with webOS – make it a free, Linux distribution, such that the relationship between it (HP) and webOS would be akin to that between Red Hat and Fedora, or Canonical and Ubuntu.”

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Old 12-11-2011, 05:15 AM   #2
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I think it is good news. However, it seems that companies only release software as FLOSS when they choose to dump it. Well, at least they released the source when they could have just dumped it without releasing the source.
 
  


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