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It's Alive! - 'Net Briefs

Posted on 12.15.2011

All good operating systems go to heaven, but it appears that HP is going to keep webOS around a little bit longer. New CEO Meg Whitman recently announced that the operating system, made infamous during the 2011 HP TouchPad fiasco, will now be available to developers under an open-source license. Whitman says that this direction “is the best way to ensure that the benefits of webOS are accessible to the largest possible ecosystem.” This is really good news for webOS users because their devices won’t be rendered obsolete, but probably not such great news for HP – which spent well over $3 billion developing the product.

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