OpenVMS Community License

Camiel Vanderhoeven camiel at
Tue Jul 28 13:11:12 CDT 2020

> On Jul 28, 2020, at 7:47 PM, John H. Reinhardt via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> The question that will be answered when someone gets the VSI CLP PAKs is will those PAKS work on an older version of OpenVMS?  The Hobbyist PAKs produced by Compaq and HP have always worked on current and older versions.  Is there something in the License Manager code that could limit it? The Hobbyist PAKS I have been getting for years all list DEC as the Producer even through the Compaq and HP years.  I suppose VSI could have engineered OpenVMS and/or the PAKS with VSI as the Producer which would probably limit them to working on VSI versions of OpenVMS.

No need to wait for that; I can answer that question right away; VSI's been selling licenses for a while now. Yes, they have a different PRODUCER, so they will not work with older (non-VSI) versions.

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