HPE OpenVMS Hobbyist license program is closing

Tomasz Rola rtomek at ceti.pl
Tue Mar 10 13:17:55 CDT 2020

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020 at 09:48:55AM -0400, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
> They would not care and it would have no effect on their bottom
> line so why should they?

I think it actually affects their bottom line, just in a way that
would not make anybody fired, and this is why nobody would care. There
is no way a CEO would say to his subCEO "you have neglected our
supporters in hobbyist groups, I fire you". This would sound like a
line from this Star Wars parody, Spaceballs. This is something Dark
Helmet would have said as a president of Helmet PE (I have no idea
what "PE" could stand for).

I really liked the idea of running VMS on simh (and learning some more
skills), even if I had to register online. But when I looked, it
seemed I would have to make Polish users group first, became its only
member and president (hehe) and only then register... Holy Schwartz,
they tried to drag me on the dark side, but I resisted.

Tomasz Rola

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