Apple’s Swift programming language is now open source. This shouldn’t be of any surprise, as the company earlier this year promised the move.
The Swift, along with its compiler, library, and debugger, is now open to all. The source code is available on GitHub, and supports iOS, OS X, and Linux.
The language is licensed under Apache 2.0, meaning developers can use it sans any restriction – even for commercial purpose.
In addition, Apple has launched a dedicated website for Swift – Swift.org – to help developers work with it.
In StackOverflow‘s 2015 survey, Apple’s Swift was the most loved programming language by developers. And now the open behavior of the language is likely to bring more developers under its umbrella.