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After paying almost Two Billion Dollars for Palm and its WebOS, HP announced that it is exiting the mobile phone and tablet business yesterday. After dumping who knows how many more millions of dollars in developing and marketing their still new WebOs tablet. What a colossal waste of time, money and resources.
But there is still something that HP could do to salvage some self-respect, value and good karma from this debacle. They could open source WebOS. There might be some hardware makers who would love to have it. Maybe current Android hand set manufacturers worried about Google's buy of Motorola for instance.
Before we discuss open source WebOS, lets discuss what is going on at HP. What is going on an HP?