This is actually an ancient fork of the actual list that can be found at https://free-for.dev and https://github.com/ripienaar/free-for-dev
The first one’s always free.
Microsoft offers a free Visual Studio subscription (previously known as an MSDN subscription) to open source developers if you give some justification. We normally work with larger projects (e.g. Debian and FreeBSD) to aggregate the requests, because we don’t have an automated process for these and so it’s easier to take a list from someone for the project each year. Most open source developers ignore this because of the name and miss that it comes with $150/month of Azure credit, which is quite a bit more than the one-year free on the smallest possible VM class that you get just for signing up for a free account.
Of course, the goal of this is that everyone will make sure all of their software works well on Azure and so anyone using the software that you’re working on will find it easy to deploy in Azure.
nice for learning and trying technologies