HPE OpenVMS Hobbyist license program is closing
bill.gunshannon at hotmail.com
Tue Mar 10 08:44:01 CDT 2020
On 3/9/20 10:19 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Mar 2020, Doug Jackson via cctalk wrote:
>> 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.
>> 3. Accept that HP actually owns the rights to our VAX 11/785 machines
>> arrange for them to be dropped off at their corporate headquarters
>> they can't do anything without software.
> 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,
With their own property
> but don't value the hobbyist market enough to try to help.
Which costs them money with very likely no ROI.
What a way to run a business. :-)
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