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Open source is not a dumping ground

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One of the unfortunate by-products of HP's decision to shift webOS to an open source project is the notion that somehow webOS has been "dumped"--cast aside or buried in the open source graveyard.

I was just wondering… when did it become okay to consider open source a dead-end option?

Not to go all Pollyanna on all these pundits, but I would think that the historical open source success rate would at the very least see open source as an equivalent alternative to proprietary development practices--not as some kind of downgrade. (If I were not holding back, I would even argue that open source development is a better goal for which to strive. But, for the purposes of this discussion, I will settle for equality.)

The problem is not entirely the fault of the analysts and media…

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What are people going to install WebOS on now that HP killed off their tablet?

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