If you are an excellent programmer with some great ideas in your head, rest assured that the tech companies will be vying for you and would want you to be a part of their team. This, too, is apparently what hit HP’s Core WebOS Enyo team. The team was working on webOS’s HTML5-based application framework and was responsible for most of the coding behind it.
However, it seems that the success at HP wasn’t enough to keep the team glued to the project. It has now been reported that the core Enyo team will be leaving HP and soon be going to Google.
It is unclear what kind of implications this major setback will have to the scheduled release of version 1.0 of Enyo. Although HP has now officially stated that, “We’re pleased with the traction Enyo has gained to date and plan to continue its development along with the open source community. The Open webOS project is on schedule and we remain committed to the roadmap announced in January.”
Although webOS hasn’t been a huge commercial success, it is quite obvious to anyone that Android can still learn a lot of things from it and who best to learn it from than the developer team behind it. Another possible position for the Enyo team could be on the Chrome end of Google, since the webOS skills of the team can fit in nicely to bolster support for Chrome and its web apps. Either way, HP will have to find another team to continue work on Enyo.
Although HP has claimed that the whole Enyo team is not leaving, it is being said that those who are leaving are responsible for 99 percent of the code. Moreover, the prime person behind the project, namely Matt McNulty is also leaving.
Source: The Verge