Many moons ago (like, 2-3 years), I managed to get a
Hobbyist license for
free, by signing up with Encompass/DECUS. It didn't cost anything at the
time, and allowed you to get a Hobbyist license (which was my sole purpose
for signing up). I'm trying to find all of my documentation (without
success), but I do recall it didn't cost anything.
On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 10:49 AM, Sean Caron <scaron at umich.edu> wrote:
I don't think they'll issue hobbyist
licenses to Explorer Members. You
to pay $50 now AFAIK. (please correct me if this is not the case?)
Years ago (well, back in 2009, IIRC) I was able to talk them into doing it
for free (or maybe I just confused them & they mistakenly did it for me),
but this time around when I brought my VAXen out of storage to play with,
just paid up. Honestly I'm happy to pay $50/year to be able to run VMS on
all my VAX machines.
When you sign up as an ordinary Encompass member, you'll get an actual
member ID number, which is what you plug into the form.
Also, I found that apparently within the last few months, the duty of
handling the hobbyist license has kind of bounced around within HP or
something, such that there was a little bit of delay in processing my
request. I found that for best results, you want to use the form at -
Don't use the form www.openvmshobbyist.com
site, I think it's broken or
something; I never got a response from anyone when I used it.
On Fri, Aug 1, 2014 at 12:15 PM, Eric Smith <spacewar at gmail.com> wrote:
On Tue, Apr 8, 2014 at 2:17 AM, John H.
<johnhreinhardt at yahoo.com> wrote:
> On 4/7/2014 9:06 PM, David Coolbear wrote:
>> I'm trying to remember how to get a OpenVMS/VAX Hobbyist license. I
media. I have an account number for Encompass US, I just don't
> where to get the license.
So what does a Connect/Encompass "Explorer Member" enter in the
required "Membership Number" field of the form? If I have any sort of
membership number, that's news to me.