The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Conversations" series, in which Andrew Tonner, technology editor and analyst, and Austin Smith, consumer goods editor and analyst, discuss topics across the investing world.

In today's edition, they talk about Hewlett-Packard, which recently announced its intention to make its webOS operating system open-source. This comes as this former tech darling struggles to forge a sustainable long-term strategy under the guidance of new CEO Meg Whitman.

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