I like the fact that HP is trying to design its Open WebOs for non-existent hardware, instead od using its current hardware, and user base to beta test it. Happy customer is a repeat customer. An happy customer spreads word to others and suddenly it grows (social marketing/referrals). Tired of HP doing everything half ass, they couldn't even wipe their ass properly if they had toilet paper.
open webOS is aiming for support on future hardware platforms where SoC's [system-on-chips] support Linux 3.3+ kernel and where open source replacements for proprietary components are integrated.
the homebrew community will take care of legacy devices.
Open webOS is alive and on track.
long live webOS!
Part of me read the headline and groaned, here goes HP abusing Palm again. And part thinks this might be some hope that webOS can make a come back as long as HP just funds it and doesn't muck about with development.