This is what I had posted into other forum thread.
If you plan to fight for WebOS do it now and do it in a way of what is happening today will no longer happen with other vendor.
Sorry to get my nose inside your community.
Your idea to fight is good !! every WebOS user should fight right now. But I think the community need to focus on something else.
The first (and last) question the community need to solve is:
¿How people are going to get interest in WebOS if the main developer of the OS (HP) will discontinue and eventually will turn into abandomware?
No matter how much effort you put on supporting WebOS, making tutorials, posting screenshots and making evangelism, people will always touch this question.
A way to reduce the risk of any OS becoming abandomware is to turn it open source under any OSI approved license (opensource_org). With that you will be always independent of the main developer, and virtually anyone can jump to develop and improve WebOS.
So my suggestions for your community.
1) Make a petition to HP to open source WebOS under a approved OSI open source license. Make some pressure, post the petition on the press, slashdot, etc. Once the petition is signed send an open letter to the HP CEO with all the signatures, and make it public when you send the request and what you get as a reply.
Also, in your petition ask to open source as much as HP can, possible there is some third party source code that can not be open by them.
(Warning: WebOS is not open source, don't get confused that there are some components that are already open (opensource_palm_com))
2) Get the WebOS developer community to start right now a WebOS open source clone. Yes, it will be hard, it will take time, it will cost a lot of resources, but it can be accomplished. Just take the examples there is "Unix Clone = Linux" "Windows x86 Clone = React OS" "BeOS clone = HaikuOS". So grab the stuff you already have open source (opensource_palm_com), grab all technical documentation and start to open source the WebOS component by component.
3) Get the community together. Since you are an active WebOS community member (I'm not), start getting the community together towards the idea of Open Source and try to bring them together to help. Where does the WebOS developers hang out? where does the users hang out? It is possible that a lot of WebOS will start to disappear with time and fade away. Try to bring the people together.
Right now it is the time to bring the WebOS into an open source community, before the OS fade away and users/developers make the complete switch.
Good Luck !