Microsoft announced on April 3rd that it is open sourcing more of its .NET developer framework and programming languages.
Company officials announced the move at Microsoft’s Build 2014 developer conference in San Francisco and revealed the creation of the new .NET Foundation, which will be responsible for the newly open-sourced elements.
In total, the .NET foundation will start with 24 .NET open source projects. Among these are ASP.Net, the Entity Framework, a preview of the .NET Compiler Platform (previously known under the codename “Roslyn”), the C# and VB programming languages, the .NET Micro Framework, and .NET Rx. Xamarin. With this, the .NET team will also start taking contributions from the community.