I may submit a proposal if the Swift community needs better Linux support. Or tooling in general that is not tied to Xcode/Apple.
I think Swift is an excellent language and serious contender, especially since it's like Kotlin/Java but actually has value types (or at least pretends to. I remember reading they're CoW / not actually value types under the hood). But last time I tried using it the lack of Linux and non-Xcode/AppCode support was a dealbreaker.
The interest is there, but is held back by the devastating state of swift-corelibs-foundation. The implementation gaps are widening and no one seems to be assigned to review pull requests and make it smaller. Instead a vague new Swift-native implementation of Foundation is being worked on that is missing crucial infrastructure.
If we can get enough people behind such an initiative, it might be worth it to fork swift-corelibs-foundation for a better experience on !APPLE platforms.
Foundation is a no-go on constrained server deployment targets, it is too large and uses too much memory. the framework should be broken up or replaced with smaller, more specialized packages.
Foundation does not harm consumer-grade macOS/iOS applications, because the library ships with the OS and can be shared between many applications. but Foundation unfortunately is a killer on platforms like linux where static linking is the standard.
i personally have sunk thousands of hours over many years into developing server-friendly, Foundation-free alternatives. but it gobbles up a lot of time and it is a very aggravating process, when you consider that users of other languages do not need to waste time reinventing everything from scratch.
That‘s all good for those folks who want to use it in, say, 2025 or later, it doesn‘t help the developers who are actually struggling since years against swift-corelibs-foundation until this very point of time.