|Software type||Web browser|
|Initial release||Sept 2008|
|Source model||Mostly open source|
|Licence||Google Chrome TOS|
The open source code base used in Chrome is called 'Chromium' and is released under the BSD License. Chromium and Chrome are based on WebKit, an open-source HTML renderer, which is used in the Safari (browser), the iPhone and Android, Google's handheld platform.