Yes, we are talking about what makes business sense for HP.
They spent 1.2 billion acquiring it.
They spent I would guess a billion killing it.
Yet, they are apparently trying to get some value out of the investment.
Here's what makes sense, if you're trying to elicit value. The OS is worthless to try to sell with no hardware, they killed that ship. Noone is going to wait a year, it's over, nobody will care about WebOS at that point. So if you are going to try and elicit value from it, you should consider continuing your production, and the timing just happens to be right for the ecosystem to develop and userbase to flourish.