HPE OpenVMS Hobbyist license program is closing

Patrick Finnegan pat at vax11.net
Tue Mar 10 18:42:05 CDT 2020

On Tue, Mar 10, 2020, 18:36 Fred Cisin via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org>

> > On 3/9/20 10:19 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk wrote:
> >> but don't value the hobbyist market enough to try to help.
> >
> > Which costs them money with very likely  no ROI.
> Some such companies spend money on advertising.  A well run hobbyist
> program is good advertising.  It promotes brand loyalty and good PR.

Based on my day to day interactions with HPE as a company, this action
doesn't surprise me at all.  They don't seem to want to do anything that
isn't directly "extracting value."



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