Hmmm… The Register has dug up more on WebOS. Not only is HP finally releasing it as FLOSS, but they are hiring… That may mean that HP will get back in the WebOS device business. Good news. The more */Linux on the market without any help from M$ the better for consumers, businesses and IT in general.
“We are a fast-paced startup with big ideas, talented people, the software assets of Palm and backed by HP. We built a new company to get the best of both worlds: small teams, fun and disruptive projects, with fast execution backed by HP for long-term success and disruption in the industry”
Let’s reflect on this. Acer is getting into thin clients with */Linux. WebOS is back (also */Linux). Apple is losing even as they win (jury self-destructs credibly in public) and M$ hopes to attract a little attention by releasing for ARM… I like this picture. Competition in every direction, even on desktops and */Linux is in the centre of the disruption.