i am totally not trying to rain on anyone's parade here; just considering another perspective based on my experience with corporate hardware:
i work for a similar computer manufacturer and blade servers are what i work with daily. When our data center removes servers that are end-of-life, we scrub the HDDs, and send the entire chassis (stacked on pallets) to be RECYCLED. aka TRASH.
my suspicion is, if they pulled these servers out of their DC, they're not working with what was on them at all anymore, and that's disappointing. But someone may have said "hey let's give these to the webOS people instead of chuckin' 'em", and probably even pulled a string or two to save them from the standard recycling routine, because WE can't pull ANYTHING from recycling without a hassle.
i'd like to know if their HDDs still had data on them and if so, what. THAT may indicate someone's intent to help foster webOS development, vs. handing someone a leftover sandwich and saying, "you wanna eat this, otherwise i'm throwin' it out"
last month alone i think i sent 3 pallets of servers like that to the recyclers. and we're just one very tiny unit of our Services division.
so kudos are in order, for the generous INDIVIDUALS who helped make this happen; but i throw NO bones to HP as a whole. i'd be very surprised if anyone up top even knew.