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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyists and OpenVMS | Introduction Forum
Author Just getting started
Airdorn
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Joined: 12.07.09
Posted on July 12 2009 15:29
Hi.

I'm very interested in joining the Hobbyist program and getting started with OpenVMS, but I'm still a wee-bit wet behind the ears and, thus, confused.

This site says, as step 1, to 'join a group' -- what does that mean? What group or groups?

I guess buying the media is the only option, and that's fine by me.. but I was presented with a webpage to do so via Paypal but I sure didn't want to if it would take my $$ and then reject me because I'm not part of some 'group'.

What sort of 'group' is this that this site speaks of? This isn't like the 'group' way way back in high school -- the cool table in the lunch room -- where I wasn't ever allowed to join, is it? smiley

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks all!
Author RE: Just getting started
valdirfranco
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Posts: 73
Location: Indaiatuba-SP/Brazil
Joined: 18.06.08
Posted on July 12 2009 16:14
Hi,
you have to be regsitered in a Decus Chapter, eg.
http://www.connect-community.org/
. Becoming a member in such group you get a member number. This number is the way get your licenses to run your own OVMS box. See the "News Categories"
http://www.openvmshobbyist.org/news.php?readmore=14


welcome..


marx
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Author RE: Just getting started
minkus
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Posts: 2
Joined: 25.06.09
Posted on July 12 2009 16:15
Thankfully this is not high school or we would all be in some trouble.

You don't have to be a member of any group to order the media. You do need to be a member of a recognized VMS user group in order to receive OpenVMS license PAKs. The easiest group to join is Connect at: http://www.connect-community.org . The free guest membership at Connect should be enough for you to qualify for the Hobbyist licenses. It does take a week or two from the time that you sign up until the information has been transferred to the Hobbyist database so please be patient. Also Connect has been going through some organizational and website changes the last month so things might be running a bit behind -- though I have it on good authority that updates should start back up in the next week.

Once the information is transferred from Connect to the Hobbyist website then you simply click on the Register Licenses link to get your license to run OpenVMS.
Author RE: Just getting started
Airdorn
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Posts: 4
Joined: 12.07.09
Posted on July 12 2009 16:57
Ahh, ok.. Thanks for the help all!

I regged as 'guest' at that connect-community.org site.. I hope that's enough.

Author RE: Just getting started
imiller
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Joined: 24.02.06
Posted on July 20 2009 05:26
yes, should be when they catch up with recent changes.
http://www.encompasserve.org/~miller/
Author RE: Just getting started
gtackett
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Posts: 9
Location: Virginia Piedmont
Joined: 06.02.08
Posted on November 04 2009 03:18
We're glad to have you with us, Jesica and Airdorn. Let us know if we can help out with advice on hobbyist systems. Some of us have been at this (OpenVMS) longer than we'd care to admit! smiley
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Author RE: Just getting started
imiller
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Posted on November 11 2009 02:12
registering on DECUServe also works.
To register for DECUServe just Telnet to decuserve.org, use username REGISTRATION, and follow the bouncing ball...
http://www.encompasserve.org/~miller/
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malmberg
June 26 2018
https://www.openvmshobbyi
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hp?forum_id=10&thread_id=
2363


bhamakripa
June 24 2018
I am trying OpenVMS via SIMH. Need to get OS binaries for v7.3. Registered here but don't have any membership number yet which is needed to get license. Pls suggest what to do. I hardly know anyth

basilh
June 05 2018
Any other forum members in Perth, Australia?

LouF91
April 05 2018
ah maybe they love that!

malmberg
March 24 2018
Probably. More people hang out on the comp.os.vms newsgroup.

vaxpert
March 23 2018
I have a PE42A and other Alpha system stuff for sale. I'm in So California. Any interest out there?

goodbyespy
February 27 2018
To Prohorenko. Please, visit group OpenVMS in the ok.ru

peteherrera
February 24 2018
How much does it cost to buy a complete OpenVMS hardcopy documentation set of the latest version

prohorenko
February 17 2018
Please help to obtain the license on OpenVMS

malmberg
December 12 2017
HPE only makes the most current version of OpenVMS Alpha / IA64 /VAX available to hobbyists. When I had access to the Alliance 1 program it was the same. No public downloads are allowed by HPE.

nmbonao
December 08 2017
Is anybody knows OpenVMS 8.2 version downloadable version? or CD copy? Thank you very much

aarommes
December 02 2017
Bitcoin and Blockchain enthusiasts ( plus distributed computing ) please connec / reply: http://www.openvmshobbyis
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p?forum_id=130&thread_id=
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malmberg
September 10 2017
https://sourceforge.net/p
/vms-ports/wiki/VMSInstal
lation/ For the most part just use VMS 6.1 media instead of 7.3. But why run the older release?


DoeveR
August 07 2017
Where can I find the write up on running VMS 6.1 using the simh emulator?

Bart
March 20 2017
Happy to have found my password again!

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