The webOS code will be made available under the Apache License, Version 2.0, beginning with the source code for Enyo.
Over the first half of the year, HP will make individual elements of webOS source code available – from core applications like Mail and Calendar to its Linux kernel – until the full code base is contributed to the open source community by September.
Timing Milestone/Code published January Enyo 2.0 and Enyo source code
Apache License, Version 2.0
February Intended project governance model
QT WebKit extensions
UI Enyo widgets
March Linux standard kernel
Graphics extensions EGL
April Ares 2.0
July System manager (“Luna”)
System manager bus
August Build release model
Open webOS Beta
September Open webOS 1.0
“HP is bringing the innovation of the webOS platform to the open source community,” said Bill Veghte, executive vice president and chief strategy officer, HP. “This is a decisive step toward meeting our goal of accelerating the platform’s development and ensuring that its benefits will be delivered to the entire ecosystem of web applications.”
To see the full release details, head over to HP.