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    ive read a lot of comments about meg being on the board and that she being part of the board approved leo's decision to kill our beloved sytstem, how do we know she wanted to put the kibosh on hardware.

    as ive never been on a board before, so not really sure how it works(at all) in a corporate environment, im thinkin its like a jury deliberation(gotta convince the others to come to your point of view), or atleast a majority vote, w/ politics mixed in there somewhere(u scratch my back i scratch yours)

    if it is like a jury deliberation, maybe someone made some strong points about something, they seem to be selling the idea in original call w/ leo that it was financial, and maybe some board members didnt like idea but got swayed.

    if it was a majority vote kinda situation same situation, above situation could've happened, let say 50/50 and the deciding vote goes to the ceo/cfo or something, or people start being politicians and wanting to benefit themselves down the road with whatever idea they may have like, buying autonomy or something

    ....im not taking meg's side(unless she revives hardware development, whether in house(liking the touchpad go and pre3) or by partnering w/ other hardware makers and utilizing there software engineers as well), but just trying to understand how a board room/members works.

    any thoughts or ideas on this?
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    Only the really really really BIG decisions require board approvals --- and killing Palm/webos which repesents only 1% of HP's revenue --- is not one of them.

    HP board only discussed 2 things in August --- buying Automony and what to do with their PC unit.
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    ok, so whats w/ all the chatter about, meg was on the board so the decision for webos cant be reversed?
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    People were talking about the Automony deal (nothing to do with Palm/webos) --- which was unanimously approved by the HP board.

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