OpenVMS Community License

Paul Koning paulkoning at
Wed Jul 29 19:46:33 CDT 2020

> On Jul 29, 2020, at 8:20 PM, Warner Losh via cctalk <cctalk at> wrote:
> How much of the IP does DEC need to own (the license is unclear on this
> point)? Unless they conveyed the Copyrights to Supnik in writing (which is
> possible),

I would assume that's the case, given the notices that appear in the current text (and the somewhat different ones in early editions).  I know Bob to be careful about such things.

> they (well their successors in interest) still have an ownership
> interest in the emulator. One could make a case that the wording of the
> license is imprecise enough (it didn't exclude successors in interest, for
> example). Though finding out would require litigation, which is an
> expensive game... and is apparently against the wishes of Mentec, at least
> as expressed privately over the years...

At this point the interested party would be XX2247 LLC, I suppose.


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