On 3/9/2020 12:20 PM, Eric Smith wrote:
On Sat, Mar 7, 2020 at 4:32 PM John H. Reinhardt via
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I would think that those that already have legal VAX PAKs/licenses could still run
them. It's just no *NEW* PAKs could be legally generated.
The hobby PAKs _and_ the licenses have a one-year expiration.
As a Hobbyist license holder since 2004 I am well aware. The language Bill used implied
that no one would be able to legally run OpenVMS on a VAX. I was saying that those who
had bought licenses previously (implying commercial and other entities) should still be
legal in running VAX OpenVMS even after HPE shuts down their OpenVMS activities. Bill may
have been intending just the Hobbyist (and educational licenses, too) but the language was
John H. Reinhardt