HP just went and hired Richard Kerris to serve as their new VP of worldwide developer relations for WebOS. In addition to working at LucasArts as their CTO, Kerris worked on Apple's worldwide developer relations team in the first half of the 2000s, where he prodded developers to start cranking out apps for OS X. Presumably, he'll be doing the same for WebOS, a platform in desperate need of apps. [MobileCrunch]