HPE OpenVMS Hobbyist license program is closing

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Mon Mar 9 21:19:03 CDT 2020

On Tue, 10 Mar 2020, Doug Jackson via cctalk wrote:
> So.
> At the end of the day there are three paths.
> 1.  Accept that HP doesn't give two hoots about hobbyists and patch the
> abandoned operating system to fix the problem.
> 2. Declare that we need to develop an open replacement.
> Or
> 3.  Accept that HP actually owns the rights to our VAX 11/785 machines and
> arrange for them to be dropped off at their corporate headquarters because
> they can't do anything without software.
> Sigh...

4. Contemplate what would happen if dropped off from a considerable 
altitude, . . .

It is discouraging that they have the power, and legal rights, to do what 
they like, but don't value the hobbyist market enough to try to help.

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