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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyists and OpenVMS | Introduction Forum
Author Long time OpenVMS COBOL Developer
johnfarmerabs
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Posts: 6
Joined: 03.12.19
Posted on December 03 2019 14:30
Hi all,

I am a long time business application developer using COBOL and DCL on OpenVMS, first on VAX then Alpha. I have an Alpha AS800 I tinkered with a few years ago. Trying to get it going again to help keep the rust off my developer skills. VMS is going away in the day-job after about 35 years, so I'll need something to tinker with after that. Also looking at Alpha emulation as a way of Hobbying.

Aside from a brief period of 13 years where I did both VMS (Alpha) and O/S400 (IBM iSeries), I've always worked with VMS, as far back as college, DCL skills were learned mostly on-the-job so I am by NO means, a system VMS administrator or Alpha hardware guy, but with some direction I can typically jump in and get the task done.

Thanks to all who brought this community platform together.

John, Nashville TN
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malmberg
August 04 2022
No more VAX hobbyist licenses. Community licenses for Alpha/IA64/X86_64 VMS Software Inc. Commercial VMS software licenses for VAX available from HPE.

ozboomer
July 20 2022
Just re-visiting.. No more hobbyist licenses? Is that from vmssoftware.com, no 'community' licenses?

valdirfranco
July 01 2022
No more hobbyist license...sad

mister_wavey
February 12 2022
I recall that the disks failed on the public access VMS systems that included Fafner

parwezw
January 03 2022
Anyone know what happened to FAFNER.DYNDS.ORG? I had a hobbyist account here but can longer access the site.

gtackett
October 27 2021
Make that DECdfs _2.1A_ for Vax

gtackett
October 27 2021
I'm looking for DECdfs V2.4A kit for VAX. Asking here just in case anyone is still listening.

MarkRLV
September 17 2021
At one time, didn't this web site have a job board? I would love to use my legacy skills one last time in my career.

malmberg
January 18 2021
New Hobbyist PAKs for VAX/VMS are no longer available according to reports. Only commercial licenses are reported to be for sale from HPE

dfilip
January 16 2021
Can someone please point me to hobbyist license pak? I'm looking for VAX/VMS 7.1, DECnet Phase IV, and UCX/TCPIP ... have the 7.1 media, need the license paks ... thanks!

Bart
October 16 2020
OpenVMS, and this website!

malmberg
September 05 2020
VSI community non-commercial licenses for AXP/IA64 are available now.

malmberg
September 05 2020
See the forum about licensing. Don't know if HPE hobby licenses still being issued. Commercial licenses still being sold.

silfox70
September 01 2020
I need the license for OpenVMS7.3. Where can I find them?

malmberg
August 29 2020
Eisner, which is currently being moved, got an SSH update and the keys were updated to more modern encryption standards.

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