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Swift Programming Language Now Open Source

Category: General News
Posted: 02:19PM

Swift is the programming language used by Apple for development on iOS and OS X software, a language that drew inspiration from "Objective-C, Rust, Haskell, Ruby, Python, C#, CLU, and far too many others to list." The company announced that it would remove the proprietary nature of the language at WWDC 2015 and has now officially Open Sourced Swift under the Apache license. This license "allows developers the ability to use the software for any purpose and to distribute their own modified versions of the software without paying royalties to Apple," and by making the language Open Source it "could lead to rapid expansion of its use and functionality in software development."

Source: Apple Insider

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