Entity Framework now Open Sourced

Few months after Microsoft open sourced the ASP.NET MVC 4 and ASP.NET Web API, the Entity Framework source code is released under an open source license, and the code repository is now CodePlex.

This step will enable all the developers to contribute and engage in providing code, fixing bugs and new development features to be implemented in new versions after being tested. This will enhance the Entity Framework since it’s being daily tested and built, which will lead to a better product for object relational mapping.

The open sourced code includes Entity Framework Runtime and NuGet packages, Code First, the DbContext API (introduced in EF 4.1), the Entity Framework Power Tools which are already found and included in the .NET Framework.

For more details, you can find all what you’re looking for on Entity Framework CodePlex.