Editor’s note: Today, we bring you another in a series of regular posts from Sam Greenblatt, the chief technology officer and head of technical strategy for the open webOS project.
After catching our breath from the first of many open source releases of webOS, we needed to get back to work to deliver on our commitments for February.
A key part of those commitments, as we shared in our roadmap, are extensions to QtWebKit. We are very fortunate to have a great WebKit team, led by Leonid Zolotarev. You will see an enhanced QtWebKit, a first look at the webOS governance structure (which will based on Apache methodologies), as well a few additional surprises, in the February release.
Last week, I had the opportunity to meet with our Developer Relations team. I am very pleased by their level of enthusiasm, and their dedication to the developer community. Like the rest of the team, they want to make an open webOS pervasive in the market, and they understand that our developer community is key to making this happen.
We are also very excited by the work that Rod Whitby and the homebrew community are doing porting Enyo 1.0 to legacy products. I also want to thank all of the developers who have submitted their Enyo-based applications to other platforms! You are really helping to get the word out. Developer adoption of Enyo has been phenomenal, and we expect it will only increase after our upcoming 2.1 and 2.2 releases.
Some of you may have seen the announcement that Bill Veghte has been named Chief Strategy Officer of HP. That’s important to know, because one of the teams he will be overseeing is the webOS group. He has already jumped right in, and is proving to be a great coach. We are learning from Bill’s past experience running Windows and Microsoft Live, and he is learning from our team’s expertise in open source, which has made this process rewarding for everyone involved. Bill is extremely enthusiastic about this effort and his guidance will be key to helping us along the path to success.
I am truly gratified to be leading the technical effort here in Sunnyvale. The excitement is growing throughout the team, and I’m convinced that the fun is only beginning!