Apple’s Safari team launched the
WebKit Open Source Project
Web site this week. The site provides source code access for the software Apple uses to create its Safari Web browser. The project will hopefully assuage the concerns of open source code advocates who felt Apple was taking too proprietary an approach with the development of its browser, which uses technology originally developed from the open source world.
Also available is WebKit, the Objective-C Application Programming Interface (API that wraps WebCore. It’s available in the same CVS repository, according to the project leaders.
“There are many exciting projects that you can contribute to,” said the Web site. “Come help us improve Web site compatibility, write documentation, test WebKit on your hardware, help implement new standards like SVG and MathML, or help enhance our existing standards support for technologies like CSS and the DOM. The code is all here, live and ready to be hacked on!”