As was heavily implied in HP’s announcement that they’re open-sourcing webOS, there are a lot of open source developers already hard at work on our favorite mobile OS. The group is led by Rod Whitby of WebOS Internals, but it’s not really a group, per se, than an idea. The idea being for stuff to truly be awesome one must be disciplined and consistent, even with open source work. That’s why we can have things like Preware while the Android open source community is a mind blowing mess.
Even without webOS being open source (it will be a while before we get to the point that it is), the webOS homebrew community is still making awesome things happen. Enter Ryan Hope (known around Twitter as @_PuffTheMagic_) who brought us amazing things like wIRC and FreeTether. Hope today not so coincidentally posted a trio of photos onto Twitter showing an HTC Evo 3D running webOS 3.0, the version of webOS used on the HP TouchPad. Hope says the work was done three months ago, showing just what the most talented members of the webOS homebrew community are capable of even without webOS being open source.
Now that they’ll soon have full access to everything down to the Linux core of webOS, who knows what we’ll see.