How Open Source changed .NET forever

Albert Starreveld
6 min readFeb 25, 2022

Lately, things are getting confusing. There’s .NET Framework, there’s .NET Core, and there’s .NET. They’re all pretty much the same, but they are very much different.

It all began with the .NET Framework in 2002. In the past twenty years software changed our society. Individuals and businesses rely on software much more than back in 2002. Software development as a profession has changed too. The typical software development is much more eager to share the knowledge of their profession with other software developers than in 2002.