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All I want for Christmas (for webOS)

by Derek Kessler Sat, 24 Dec 2011 11:40 pm EST

Dear Santa,

I know, I know… late again this year. I swear I’m not doing this on purpose, but really Christmas just came up so fast this year with everything going on. The past year didn’t really go as planned, though things started off pretty well. I know I said some things that might qualify me for the naughty list, but it’s because I was speaking from the heart. Being honest and saying what needs to be said without sugar coating is a good thing, right?

It’s been a while since I’ve talked to Uncle Jon and Uncle Leo’s kinda fled the country. But Aunt Meg is still around and she’s trying her best to clean up the mess Leo left behind. But it’s going to take some work, so if you can do something to help out that process, that’d be great.

p.s. I know you managed to deliver on everything I asked for last year, and then some. It’s not your fault that somebody failed to execute. What I really want for Christmas are the building blocks and milestones that’ll enable webOS to succeed going forward in 2012.

Enyo. Aunt Meg wants to commit webOS to the open source community. She has a plan, and the first step in that plan is getting the Enyo application framework out into the world. Enyo has pretty great potential as a web-based framework, but that can’t happen until it’s open sourced.

Roadmap. Right after Enyo going open source is the rest of webOS. Without HP making hardware this year, it’s critically important that webOS be open sourced so all of the open source elves developers can get to work on improving it (alongside the work done by HP).

Hardware. I know, this is kind of a big one. But it’s also kind of an important one. Without hardware there aren’t going to be customers, and without customers there aren’t app sales, and without app sales the developers won’t make apps, and then you just have Meego/Moblin/Tinzen/Maemo. And I’d rather have a lump of coal than that future.

Red Ryder BB Gun. No reason.