What is the .NET Foundation?

An Independent Non-Profit Organization

The .NET Foundation is a 503(c).6 non-profit organization set up to support an innovative, commercially-friendly, open source ecosystem around an open source .NET platform.

.NET Foundation Projects

The .NET Foundation has a growing list of projects that benefit through this open source foundation with commercially friendly IP, copyright terms and licenses.

Supporting the .NET Developer Community

The .NET Foundation works with Microsoft and the broader industry to increase the exposure of open source projects in the .NET community and the .NET Foundation. The .NET Foundation provides access to these resources to projects and looks to promote the activities of our communities.

.NET News and Blogs

Announcing Preview 1 of ASP.NET MVC 5.2.4, Web API 5.2.4, and Web Pages 3.2.4

Today we are releasing Preview 1 of ASP.NET MVC 5.2.4, Web API 5.2.4, and Web Pages 3.2.4 on NuGet.

Take a Break with Azure Functions

So, it’s the Holidays. The office is empty, the boss is away, and you’ve got a bit of free time on your hands.

How to set up a 10" Touchscreen LCD for Raspberry Pi

I'm a big fan of the SunFounder tech kitshttps://www.sunfounder.com),

Visualizing your real-time blood sugar values AND a Git Prompt on Windows PowerShell and Linux Bash

My buddy Nate become a Type 1 Diabetic a few weeks back. It sucks...I've been one for 25 years.

The 2017 Christmas List of Best STEM Toys for kids

In 2016 and 2015 I made a list of best Christmas STEM Toys for kids! If I may say so, they are still good lists today,

Testing ASP.NET Core MVC web apps in-memory

This post was written and submitted by Javier Calvarro Nelson, a developer on the ASP.

Events and Meetups


Webinar linkhttps://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3413890532799087874 Title:

Northern Colorado .NET User Group

The OWASP Top Ten (https://www.owasp.org/index.

Ottawa IT Community

*Brown Bag Lunch, Bring your own lunch*How:

Modern Devs Charlotte

Rick Oppedisano and John McAliley are the product and development minds behind Delta Bravo (https:

Adelaide .NET User Group

The way systems are hosted are changing day by day and Azure serverless technologies make it easier...

Triangle .NET User Group

One of the most difficult tasks in software development is to maintain tightly-coupled legacy code.

ONETUG - Orlando .NET User Group

6:00 - 6:15 Welcome & announcements6:15 - 7:30 Presentation7:30 Prizes and closing7:

A large and growing ecosystem




member projects


developers contributing


companies contributing

Why .NET?

  • Samsung is embracing .NET because it is a completely open source project.

  • ASP.NET Core is open source, that allows us to contribute back to it if we have any performance issues which Microsoft review and together we make a better product.

    Ben Adams, Illyriad Games
  • Being able to develop a vast amount of Xamarin code, most of it only once, that serves multiple platforms is a great efficiency benefit for years to come.

    Michele Ivy, UPS
  • Using the same-size server, we were able to go from 1,000 requests per second per node with Node.js to 20,000 requests per second with .NET Core.

    John-Daniel Trask, Raygun CEO

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