webOS open-sourced to death

So HP open-sources webOS. That may sound like good news, but I doubt it.

And the legalese BS is longer than the press release itself.

Update: a little more news on the timeframe. They’re going to open-source in stages, and may have to replace some licensed parts. That makes sense. Which means they’re going to open up the frigging framework first.

Who gives a shit about yet another framework? What mobile players have to learn really soon is that the framework wars are over and jQuery has won. No more fucking frameworks.

Oh, and also remember that while it might be true that Samsung, HTC, and the other post-Android vendors are interested in webOS as an alternative to Android, they did not buy or license it! Why not? Because it’s not good enough? Or because HP’s price was too high? A lot depends on that.

This is the blog of Peter-Paul Koch, mobile platform strategist, consultant, and trainer. You can also follow him on Twitter.
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