Jan 272012

Hewlett-PackardJon Rubinstein, Palm’s former CEO HP, has left Hewlett-Packard, the company that acquired Palm in 2010. HP spokeswoman Mylene Mangalindan confirmed the departure: “Jon has fulfilled his commitment and we wish him well.”

Rubinstein does not appear to have any immediate plans. He told AllThingsD that “I am going to take a well deserved break after four and a half years of developing webOS.”

His departure had been planned for some time. When acquired, he had made a “12- to 24-month commitment.” HP’s decision under former CEO Leo Apotheker to get out of the webOS hardware business likely did not help convince him that he should stay around longer.

HP this week outlined the timetable it would follow to fully open source webOS.

Read more: AllThingsD


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