HP is going to make the code available under the Apache 2.0 license, which is one of the most accepted licenses in the open source community. The Open WebOS beta is made up of nearly 450K lines of code and comprises of 54 components. HP is making available two different builds for developers.

The desktop build is equipped with all the features that were released until now on Ubuntu. The beta also includes an ARM emulator, running db8, node.js and other services. Second is the OpenEmbedded build that will enable developers to port the webOS to new devices.

“Our upleveled System Manager now has support for applications, including the Core Applications such as Calendar and Contacts, with their underlying Synergy services.What’s more, many 3rd party Enyo apps are supported too,” notes HP on Open webOS blog.