HPE OpenVMS Hobbyist license program is closing

Chris Elmquist chrise at pobox.com
Wed Mar 11 10:07:25 CDT 2020

On Wednesday (03/11/2020 at 10:46AM -0400), Ethan O'Toole wrote:
> >If something positive were to occur, IRIX might be able to be saved too.
> >Chris
> Years ago us SGI hobbyists were able to talk to SGI about this and a
> huge problem SGI had with any kind of hobbyist license for IRIX or
> turning it free is it's fully of licensed 3rd party stuff. But maybe
> now that's it's expired, or all the companies things were licensed
> from are gone.

Right.  I think the challenge(s) are in this space and whether or
not anyone there would have bandwidth or interest in addressing them.

No promises but my contact is at a fairly high level within HPE (and
formerly SGI) so I am hopeful it will at least get discussed.

Chris Elmquist

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