Posted by Colette Stallbaumer
Director, Worldwide Marketing and Operations

ASP.NET is a free web framework for building web sites and web applications using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.  Microsoft announced this week the release of source code for ASP.NET MVC, Web API, and Web Pages (aka Razor) under the Apache 2.0 open source license, increasing the development transparency of all three projects by hosting their code repositories on CodePlex and utilizing the new Git support announced last week.  In his blog, Microsoft’s Scott Guthrie details how both developers and customers will benefit from a more open development model where for the first time Microsoft will allow outside developers “to submit patches and code contributions that the Microsoft development team will review for potential inclusion in the products. We announced a similar open development approach with the Windows Azure SDK last December, and have found it to be a great way to build an even tighter feedback loop with developers – and ultimately deliver even better products as a result.”

For more on this, check out the Port25 blog