I've hunted around here and can't find any description of just what happens when one fills out the "register licenses" form.
Since my licenses (two Alphas) will expire this month, on Saturday I renewed my Encompass membership and filled out the registration form for a new base license and new layered PAKs for the Alpha I have at home. Both license messages came back almost instantly.
I waited until this morning to fill out the forms for the DS10 I keep in my office, since I can never remember that long serial number. The layered PAKs came back instantly, but the base license request got no response. After an hour and checking all my spam traps, etc., I filed another request and carefully double checked the membership number and hardware serial number. Still no response. I'm guessing that something is "down" in the hobbyist license processing but I have trouble imagining why it would issue the layered licenses and not the base license. Hope it gets fixed in the next couple of days, or my DS10 is going to close down on me.
It just seemed odd that the layered product license came right back but the base OS did not. A day later I tried again and got the base license back immediately. Nothing ever came of the two previous attempts.
My spam filters are accessible, and I did check them. I knew the expiration dates were set all the same, but I never compared the key strings. I assumed that the keys included something encripted based on the serial number and were not interchangeable.
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 t.com/forum/viewthread.ph p?forum_id=130&thread_id= 2991
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!