HPE OpenVMS Hobbyist license program is closing

Zane Healy healyzh at avanthar.com
Sat Mar 7 08:10:17 CST 2020

On Mar 7, 2020, at 5:00 AM, Michael Kerpan via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> Well that's sad news. Since VMS Software may or may not ever launch a
> proper hobbyist program and has stated that they don't have the ability to
> issue licenses for VAX versions of VMS, that means we have until 2021 to
> legally use VMS on the vintage hardware or emulations. After that, I guess
> we will have to either sail the seven seas or learn to love 4.3BSD...
> Mike

If VSI doesn’t have the ability to issue VAX versions of the VMS license, will it be possible to buy VAX licenses?  I’m curious as about five years ago, I had to help buy VAX/VMS licenses for a project.


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