During its special event from last June, Apple had promised developers that its programming language Swift would become open source (read: Keynote WWDC 2015: Swift 2 will soon be open source). However, the Cupertino company had not shared a release date for this update.
It is now done. In a statement published yesterday, Apple announced the launch of a new site, Swift.org, which offers all the necessary documentation for developers, as well as the source code of the language (currently in version 2).
“As an open source language, the large community of talented developers (app publishers, educational institutions and companies) will be able to contribute to the functionalities and optimizations, and participate in the porting of Swift on new IT platforms.”Can be read in the press release.
“By making Swift open source, the entire developer community will be able to contribute to the programming language and its dissemination on other platforms”Said Craig Federighi, senior vice president of software engineering at Apple.