HPE OpenVMS Hobbyist license program is closing

Rod Smallwood rodsmallwood52 at btinternet.com
Mon Mar 9 23:13:39 CDT 2020

On 10/03/2020 02:19, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:

> 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.
Like all large US corporations they are dollar driven

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