HPE OpenVMS Hobbyist license program is closing
doug at doughq.com
Tue Mar 10 18:46:49 CDT 2020
Having worked for them in also not surprised.
When they absorbed Compaq their culture changed. Significantly for the
I'd be stunned if they existed in a form other that selling printers and
ink cartridges in 5 years time.
On Wed, 11 Mar. 2020, 10:42 am Patrick Finnegan via cctalk, <
cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> 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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