HPE OpenVMS Hobbyist license program is closing

Al Kossow aek at bitsavers.org
Wed Mar 11 10:08:43 CDT 2020

> 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.

Release of Classic HP3000 died for the same reason from the same company.

HP has no motivation to spend time/money to release this. Also, the only way CHM
was able to release what we did (HP1000, 68K 9000 and Apollo) was having
us release it only for non-commercial research/hobby purposes.

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