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Swift is Open-Source

<div> This isn't really a question as much more of an announcement out of my excitement for Swift becoming open source. It seems like the site is being slammed with traffic but Swift.org has a lot of great info about the Swift language.

"Apple introduced a brand new programming language last year that's meant to make coding an app for iOS or OS X easy to do, and today that language is taking a major step: it's going open source. Apple is opening up the language, Swift, through a new website, Swift.org, and through GitHub. Developers outside of Apple will now be able to look inside of Swift, contribute to its development, and bring it to new platforms." - By Jacob Kastrenakes at The Verge


I've also included a link to Apple's Github repo:

https://github.com/apple/swift </div> Have a great everyone!

Am I reading correctly that you still cannot develop for iOS (or at least the app store) without the proprietary libraries from Apple, which are still locked down to only those already on Apple hardware?

2 Answers


I have been waiting for Swift to open-source for a while and it has finally happened. This is really big news for the language and things can only get better and better from here. It was a great decision from Apple to open source it!


Casey Ydenberg
Casey Ydenberg
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Smartest move Apple has made since Flying Toasters, IMO