OpenVMS Community License

Andrew Back andrew at
Wed Jul 29 02:21:41 CDT 2020

On 28/07/2020 19:11, Camiel Vanderhoeven via cctalk wrote:
>> 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.

Will the license also include all the same layered products as before,
or just some subset of these?



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