Its official, HP has hired Ari Jaaski as senior vice president. The idea being that Jaaksi can bring with him the expertise to aid the revamp of the WebOS Operating System (OS).

Jaaski was one of the people pivotal in creating Nokia’s open-source software strategy and his passion is evident whenever he talked about the OS.

This move has left a LOT of people confused as it basically looks like the design heads at Palm and Nokia has more or less swapped roles, Ari Jaaksi has just been hired by Palm and previously Palm’s Peter Skillman has been hired by Nokia to head up user experience and services for Meego.

Yes. It’s a crazy world we live in.