Speak about burying the bombshell. From the Swift Mailing List:
I am satisfied to announce that Ted Kremenek shall be taking on for me as "Venture Lead" for the Swift undertaking, managing the executive and management duty for Swift.org. This acknowledges the fantastic effort he has already been hanging into the venture, and displays a choice I have made to go away Apple later this month to pursue a chance in some other area. This choice wasn't made calmly, and I would like you all to understand that I am nonetheless utterly dedicated to Swift. I plan to stay an lively member of the Swift Core Group, in addition to a contributor to the swift-evolution mailing listing.
Lattner is likely one of the maximum influential and necessary figures within the historical past of recent developer equipment, chargeable for LLVM, Swift, and most of the techniques use by way of Apple and Apple's group to create apps.
It is nice he plans to proceed on with Swift, which he ran at Apple, however it is not up to nice (for Apple) that he plans to do it from the out of doors.
Because of Chris Lattner for the whole thing he is contributed and highest needs for no matter he is taking on subsequent. There is coming near 0 probability we have heard the ultimate from him.