I’m really not sure how far LG think the newly christened Open Source Edition will go towards developer adoption, but it’s never a bad thing to see alternatives reaching the marketplace. Before you get too excited, keep in mind that LG’s sexy UI doesn’t come with this edition and you will need a Raspberry Pi 3 at least for now. What you’re getting is the foundations with which to build your own apps and interface elements atop of.
Having said that, some impressive stuff can come from this operating system. LG’s webOS shipping on their smart TV’s is the best interface available for televisions right now.