With webOS kind of dead at the moment, it looks like most of the team that was repsonsible for Enyo is heading to Google. Enyo is webOS’s HTML5-based application framework that was first and last seen on the TouchPad. It was originally thought the entire team was leaving, but it appears it will only be part of it. Matt McNulty, who was the man in charge of the project will be among the people moving and it also appears that the ones that are leaving were responsible for 99% of the code.
Does this mean that webOS won’t be open sourced? Absolutely not as HP made the following statement:
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.
The other question is what these guys will do at Google? This is unknown right now, but obvious places would be Android and/or the Chrome group. Don’t forget current Android design chief, Matias Duarte, was the Vice President of Human Interface and User Experience for Palm. This should be interesting so stay tuned.