OpenVMS Community License

Zane Healy healyzh at
Tue Jul 28 11:35:28 CDT 2020

On Jul 28, 2020, at 9:20 AM, Bill Gunshannon <bill.gunshannon at> wrote:
> On 7/28/20 12:01 PM, Zane Healy wrote:
>> I just applied for licenses, I’m curious to see what software is included, and if it opens up a newer version of OpenVMS/Alpha than HP was offering.  I’m also wondering if these licenses will work with older versions of OpenVMS (required for older Alpha’s).
> I can answer this one.
> Any license issued by VSI will be for a VSI version of VMS, therefore,
> newer than anything from HPe.
> VSI can not issue licenses for any HPe vresion of VMS so, no, these
> licenses will not work for older versions of VMS.
> bill

Sadly that’s my assumption, if I’m right, it means I have one Alpha system that will be capable of running what they make available, that’s my Compaq XP1000 (I have two, but only one power supply).  I’ve been planning to try and get one of my AlphaStation 200 4/233’s back up and running as a workstation (small "low power” DECwindows, so good for my office), but I’m pretty sure it won’t be supported.


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