WebOS Lives, Goes Open-Source

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Keith E. Whisman

I must admit that I hoped that they would open up and release the source code but I didn't think they would because that would make it easy for people with bad intentions to find weak spots to use to spread malicious code and make it impossible to protect your vital information such as bank account and SSN information. Kinda scary really. 

But I'm glad they did because this has the potential to be another OS for our aging first generation Android tablets. The sky is the limit with this in the right directions. 

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whiskeymcclinton

Not a surprise at all. I was only wondering what took them so long?

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Damnlogin

About damn time. If they had done this from the start it could have saved them. I'm pissed off at both Nokia and HP atm -.-

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Carlidan

Sweet, now I got me's more option for my HP Touchpad. 

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myndflyte

One thing that made me leary about trying to snatch up a tablet during their sale was WebOS. I saw linux and android could be rooted onto it but it seemed like all the kinks weren't quite worked out of that yet. The fact it's going open source could be really good for WebOS

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sirnotapearing

next question where can i download it.

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glamdring

WOOHOO!! I didn't they would do it, love open source and I would love to see WebOS hacked onto Android devices...

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Captain_Steve

I never would have thought they would do this. A company give up rights to possible future patent law suits? That's unheard of.

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don2041

Well, HP isn,t Apple though I am surprised that Apple isn,t sueing over the name or some other obscure reason.

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glamdring

"WebOS got it's the name from iOS!!" ~Apple in 2012

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don2041

There you go. Quick call the lawyers

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