Microsoft Azure proximately to open source devs

Microsoft Azure proximately to open source devs

Microsoft has announced it will give open source projects free Azure credits for a year, to relieve financial pressure on developers and encourage innovation in the space.

According to a company blog post, any developer with an Open Source Initiative (OSI)-approved license is eligible to apply, and the free credits can be used for “testing, storage or other development”.

The company says it will review all applications within three-four weeks, and developers will have to reapply at the end of the year if they would like to extend the grant.

“Open source software is an integral part of development at Microsoft, aligned with our goal to empower all developers to be successful building any application, using any language, on any platform,” wrote Microsoft.

“We are committed to building open, flexible technology and working with the open source community to grow together as an industry.”

Microsoft says the grant has already been awarded to a number of open source projects. For example, the developers of the Haskell programming language are using credits to support their continuous integration system, GitLab instances and other builds. Meanwhile, Unix OS FreeBSD is using credits to work on custom kernels.

Source: Microsoft Azure proximately to open source devs

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