The HP TouchPad might be a chapter of HP’s history that they want to forget, but that does not mean nobody loves the no defunct tablet. In fact, HP intends to transform the webOS platform into one that will allow tablets and smartphones run on open source software, and in order to achieve that objective, they have just released more parts of webOS 3.0.5 as open source software. This move should see independent developers be able to dabble with the software, and who knows? Someone else out there might be able to come up with something different.
HP hopes to be able to get the source code at the ready by the time June rolls around, and have the intention to rebrand the open source components of webOS 3.0.5, calling it webOS Community Edition instead. Why should HP roll out components instead of the entire source code? Well, webOS comes with proprietary software from other companies, hence HP, not having the rights to publish those, will have to make sure a move.