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HP (NYSE: HPQ) has formally set WebOS on its open-source path, releasing a key piece of the operating system technology under an open-source license Wednesday. Enyo winds down HP’s failed experiment with mobile computing and is the beginning of the end of Palm’s contribution to the mobile market.
HP said it hopes to release WebOS in its entirety by September. No one is quite sure how much interest there will be in WebOS as an open-source platform, but at least HP will allow some compelling technology developed by the former Palm that never quite found a market to see the light of day.