HP Decides to Open Source WebOS

HP Decides to Open Source WebOS

Following weeks of speculation about whether HP would sell the WebOS platform it acquired with the purchase of Palm, company CEO Meg Whitman has announced that WebOS will become open source. In a company-wide e-mail, she said the decision was “the best way to ensure the benefits of webOS are accessible to the largest possible ecosystem.”

In a press release, HP promises to remain involved and invested with WebOS. Time will tell if that will be enough to keep developers interested in creating apps for the beleaguered mobile platform.

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