LG has developed an open source version of its platform, webOS Open Source Edition, now available to the public. Developers can download the source code free as well as taking advantage of related tools, guides and forums on the site to become more familiar with webOS, which is a Linux-kernel-based multitasking OS with support for HTML5 and CSS3.
Of course, it’s one thing to release an OS as open source – it’s another to find and nurture those that might want to develop it. However, this is a good step if LG really wants to establish webOS as an open platform. One of the most recent applications was the implementation on a smart refrigerator, so the OS may find applications in the IoT. (B)