HPE OpenVMS Hobbyist license program is closing
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Wed Mar 11 16:30:53 CDT 2020
> On Mar 11, 2020, at 5:24 PM, Fred Cisin via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:
> On Wed, 11 Mar 2020, Al Kossow via cctalk wrote:
>> Bob Supnik got Unisys to release the sources to BTOS while he was
>> VP of engineering, but we've never been able to find a copy of them.
>> They outsourced support to India, and all traces to what happened to
>> the software have vanished.
> So, in addition to many companies being reluctant to release rights to IP, a lot of stuff is just lost without a trace.
Sometimes we get lucky. Again, PLATO -- got permission to use it but the owner didn't have a copy. Fortunately, someone else did (an actual still-running production system, on an actual CDC mainframe) and that person was willing to do the work to copy the system in a form we could use.
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