Every open source project has some basic ideas that underly the way it does things, and what the project is trying to achieve. Often, these ideas are shared implicitly among the core contributors, but as a project grows, it becomes more important to write down these shared values. For a large project like WebKit, with contribution from many different individuals, corporations, and larger open source projects (including Apple, KDE, TrollTech, Nokia, GNOME and others), this goes double.
To that end we’ve written down a set of project goals that clearly describe our aims. This list may be old hat to existing contributors, but could be helpful to those newly interested in evaluating and possibly joining the project.