Just an interesting bit of info:

The developer portal is currently being overhauled. Under consideration are ways to make things more transparent, e.g. bug tracking and planned features.

Ben and Dion anticipate that developers will probably be able to opt in to Javascript obfuscation (or some other form of obfuscation). As Dion explains, View Source has been really important on the web, so there’s a tension and it’s likely multiple options will be available.

On ease of use, multitasking has been great; UI latency is still an issue even though the hardware is comparable to 3GS. The problem is the path to the GPU didn’t exist, but now with CSS transforms, that will be solved in the immediate future. As far as screen size, where Pixi broke the mould 4 months after the Pre, this happy world of coding to the same screen size on mobiles is going. Ben says it would have been easier for Palm if it wasn’t the first phone to break the mould, but reality is the mobile space will break out to big screens, phones, etc etc, so it won’t be one fixed resolution or even aspect ratio.

There will be lots of new tools for developing with and they’ll be able to work with WebKit. Ben and Dion (not Palm, they’re sure to add) are open to the thought of embracing Flash for native apps and keen to hear people’s thoughts on it.

The open source question … will Palm open source WebOS. Ben says “we (Ben and Dion) would love to do it”, but it’s not Android working to thousands of phones and it still has to be considered.