WebKit, the open-source project behind Apple's Safari browser, is a pretty obscure name to ordinary folks. And perhaps Apple wants to keep it that way, judging by Apple's May 18 WebKit trademark application.
WebKit got its start from the open-source KHTML engine for the KDE project's Konqueror browser. (KDE is a user interface software that puts a nicer graphical face on Linux.) Apple brought the project to a wider audience with the Safari browser for Mac OS X, and now Google is doing the same with its Chrome and Android browsers, both also based on WebKit.
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