HP Outlines webOS Open Source Roadmap
HP today announced the roadmap to full open source status for webOS and the related Enyo platform. Read on for details.
HP announced a few weeks ago that they intended to contribute webOS, the operating system acquired when they purchased Palm, to the open source community following the failure of the TouchPad. Today, they announced the plan to release the code. Here are the important parts of the press release:
HP to Commit webOS to Open Source by Fall 2012
New version of acclaimed Enyo developer tool and source code available now
PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 25, 2012
HP today began executing its plan to deliver an open webOS by committing to a schedule for making the platform’s source code available under an open source license.
The company aims to complete this milestone in its entirety by September.
HP also announced it is releasing version 2.0 of webOS’s innovative developer tool, Enyo. Enyo 2.0 enables developers to write a single application that works across mobile devices and desktop web browsers, from the webOS, iOS and Android platforms to the Internet Explorer and Firefox browsers – and more. The source code for Enyo is available today, giving the open source community immediate access to the acclaimed application framework for webOS.
By contributing webOS to the open source community, HP unleashes the creativity of hardware and software developers to build a new generation of applications and devices.
“HP is bringing the innovation of the webOS platform to the open source community,” said Bill Veghte, executive vice president and chief strategy officer, HP. “This is a decisive step toward meeting our goal of accelerating the platform’s development and ensuring that its benefits will be delivered to the entire ecosystem of web applications.”
The webOS code will be made available under the Apache License, Version 2.0, beginning with the source code for Enyo.