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9 Dec

Google & Open Source Development

Wow. Just wow. I love those days in our industry when you can feel the ground shake. You never know if it’s just a tremor, or if there’s a full-on earthquake coming along behind it, but the tremor is there. Today is one of those days. Meg Whitman, now of HP, has release the former Palm’s wonderful mobile operating system, WebOS, into the open-source world. This could be big. Granted, WebOS hasn’t taken off, but that’s more because Palm and then HP couldn’t solidify their ground game than that WebOS wasn’t good enough. By any measure, WebOS is an excellent mobile OS. It’s up-to-date, competitive, and has a fine user interface.

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