Following the news of HP laying off 27,000 employees, Google has hired employees from them. Several members of the HP team that was responsible for building Enyo, an HTML5-based application framework that was integrated into the HP TouchPad is joining Google. Enyo is an essential part of HP’s open source strategy for webOS. It is likely that the poached Enyo employees will find themselves working on Android or on Chrome. One of the key employees that Google hired from Enyo is Matt McNulty, whom was responsible for heading up Enyo. Below is a statement from HP that was sent to The Verge:
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.