More details about open webOS emerge

Chris Ziegler for The Verge:

Following up on its December announcement that it would open source the platform — a last-ditch effort to make it viable — HP has gone into detail today on exactly when and how developers will be getting access to webOS code. The company expects the entire open sourcing process to be complete by September, while Enyo, the application framework that debuted on the TouchPad and underpins webOS 3.0, is available as of today along with related developer tools. When open sourcing is complete, the finished product will be known as Open webOS 1.0.

HP’s got a pretty interesting webOS development roadmap planned for this year – the company plans to gut some of webOS’s underpinnings and replace it with a Linux kernel, which will make it easier to get webOS onto a wider variety of hardware.