A good news for open source community: HP is going to release the code behind webOS under Apache 2.0 license this September. This will allow the developers to use the open source code in their own products and sell them.
In case you don’t know yet, webOS was originally developed by Palm for mobiles and tablets. Palm was acquired by HP in 2010 and announced that it will no more manufacture devices which use the software. On the other hand HP declared that the code behind webOS will be made open source, which is definitely a good news for the software industry.
In January 2012, HP open sourced Enyo 1.0 application framework and also announced their plans for open sourcing Enyo 2.0. Enyo adds support for several other operating systems. As a result developers can create applications that will work on webOS, Android and iOS devices.
The webOS beta is going to be published in August and the version 1 will come out in September.