This is what I think...if we're all very serious about getting open webos into a device in working condition. At the end it's all about time and effort of development to put in the codes for the relevant opensource drivers, source code for other deficient areas, graphics acceleration, how to connect to HP profile natively, synergy??. Lets put up a list, and the question is that IF we pay someone(s) to develop it to be viable. How much time would it take and how much would it cost.
Then as a community we work out who or a team of people to take the lead and do it. When the so called 'final' product is out which is still open sourced, do the model of redhat for support services to provide ongoing support for the Open webos variant for that particular phone model.
Only the developers can tell us estimated mandays effort and time to get the pieces going, so as a 'user', I can only see in exasperation, but if the community believes in it..then possible we 'fund it". And funding is only possible of people take ownership of the development. And at the end of the development - we the users who fund get the running Webos for a particular phone model to use. etc etc...
Feasible? at the end it's $$..which is possible no?
Say for example...
1. Getting the Open Webos On Nexus - with graphic acceleration, radio, wifi, integration with HP profile, synergy type features? How much effort, how long and duration, is it 1000 mandays sufficient?
If we can each chip in 100USD and have 2000 member sponsor this so that at the end they get first dibs into the developed image is this feasible? Just throwing numbers around - an experienced webos developer will have better idea of feasibility.