As soon as Apple made Swift support for Linux official people started talking about whether it would make a good server side language. Well, with this post Apple have announced official support for server side development with Swift. 🎉
The truth is that there's no major change here, but that's fine! This is much more about Apple blessing server APIs as something they're going to support and pay attention to, giving developers the confidence to put significant effort into web frameworks using Swift.
There's a steering committee made up of people inside Apple, and from projects like Vapor and Zewo as well as IBM and even more people announced as stakeholders. There's also a new mailing list for discussion of the project. This is really great news for the language.