Is Open Source Software for You?

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Chris Pirillo
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When the HP TouchPad was discontinued and sold off at a bargain basement price, it seemed like the fate of webOS was going to sink along with that particular ship. But HP has announced that it will be releasing webOS under an open source license, which at first glance seems like the best chance at a reprieve for which this mobile operating system -- and its fans -- could have hoped. But what complications might result from such an arrangement that could very well send its chances of survival back into the abyss?

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