Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday December 10, 2011

Hewlett-Packard to Release WebOS as Open-Source

In a surprise move, Meg Whitman, the Chief Executive of the month for Hewlett-Packard has released the beleaguered WebOS into the wilderness of open-source. This will be the ultimate test of the viability of WebOS in what basically becomes a sink-or-swim situation for the software.

Why ever would a company want to release a once-valuable asset as open-source software that anyone can use for free?