I came to know that SDL will be rolling out Web 8 with free developer licenses. If that's true, does anyone know how and where to apply for the developer license? Thanks in advance.
This will roll out in the coming 3/4 weeks (before end of November) on community.sdl.com. Rest assured, we'll make enough noise around that, you'll find it easily.
These will be your typical "free research" licenses, issued to individuals that want to learn the software, it's for non-commercial use, etc.
EDIT I've started an FAQ on Meta.