Open for business; also see Q&A: Apple’s Craig Federighi talks open source Swift, Objective-C and the next 20 years of development (TNW)
"Making good on a plan it announced earlier this year, Apple said today it has released its Swift programming language for building software on iOS, the Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV to the open source community.Apple Takes Swift Programming Language to Open Source Community | Re/code
Apple unveiled a site devoted to the language, Swift.org, and has created a repository containing Swift’s public source code on the software code-sharing site Github.
The plans calls for Apple to turn Swift loose to the worldwide community of software developers who will improve it, add new features and capabilities and push its use toward new platforms. One key participant in the effort is computing giant IBM, which as an Apple partner on the enterprise software front is already well acquainted with Swift."