“Former Palm CEO and principal architect of the WebOS platform Jon Rubinstein has left Hewlett-Packard, effective today,” Roger Cheng reports for CNET.
“Rubinstein is leaving after completing a commitment to stay with HP for 12 to 24 months. All Things D first reported on the departure, and said Rubinstein has no immediate plans,” Cheng reports. “‘Jon has fulfilled his commitment to HP,’ an HP spokesman told CNET. ‘We wish him well.’”
Cheng reports, “Rubinstein’s departure marks the end of an unspectacular run in which he twice attempted, and failed, to turn WebOS into a major mobile platform. In a span of just two years, WebOS had gone from potential iPhone-killer to a dumped open-source project.”