HP Announces Timetable for Releasing webOS as Open Source

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Last month, HP revealed the ultimate fate of webOS, which, instead of ending up locked-away tight in the company’s IP vault, would see itself released for the first time as an open source project. Ultimately, that will give dedicated webOS fans that opportunity to continue evolving the operating system, as well as create opportunities for interested companies to manufacture new products based on the platform. Making sure that all its in-house webOS resources are ready to be released to the public is a serious undertaking for HP to bear, and it’s going to take some time. Today, the company announced the schedule for the ongoing release of webOS resources over the next several months.

This month, HP will get the process started by publishing the source to its Enyo 2.0 application framework. Month-by-month, more and more code will be made available. Just what’s coming out when is a bit of a technical read, but some milestones include the JavaScript core arriving next month, the Linux standard kernel (instead of a custom HP version) in March, and the source to the platform’s core applications in July. Ultimately, HP is working to get everything released by September.

Source: HP

Via: webOS Nation

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