independent1, about the topic...
So, can you show me a real fact about webOS as Open Source now? No?
Sticking your fingers in your ears and yelling "LA LA LA" doesn't really change much.
Well, sticking your fingers in your ears and speculate is veeeeery different...
You still is speculating about nothing as right. Only after the HP release the code, we gonna see who have interest in webOS and who don't.
We have Maemo/Meego and Android as examples: one is big, the other no... and no one are in the same situation of webOS.
Now, we - from the verb "you and me" - only can wait, but without fingers in our ears... but with "PALM" around the ears, helping to listen better.
About the members that I showed thanking your post...
... they have a history where come here to protect their his "loved SO", and nothing to "add knowledge". One thing is we have "other viewpoint" and other thing is some members misrepresenting highlighting the shortcomings of the webOS and supercede the other SO defects. And; yes, they coming here to make this!
If there's one thing the webOS community needs, it's a variety of viewpoints rather than people trying to enforce a "one true way to think." You may not agree with other webOS supporters who see things differently, but that's life and you just have to get used to it.
And; please, "label" as "lover/hater" is not a "name-calling"... is a consequence of his posts. If like, lover. If hate, hater.
But no problem... I'll gonna be more "compliant" about nicknames, ok?