OpenVMS Community License

Camiel Vanderhoeven camiel.vanderhoeven at
Tue Jul 28 11:39:41 CDT 2020

> On Jul 28, 2020, at 6:35 PM, Zane Healy via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> 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.
> Zane

Not supported, sure, but it will probably work just fine. When we released 8.4-2L1 I tested it on DEC 3000 AXP and DEC 4000 AXP systems, and it ran fine on those.

Kind regards,

Camiel Vanderhoeven

VMS Software, Inc.
R&D Department

OpenVMS Kernel Engineer

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