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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyist Licensing | Alpha License PAK's
Author Question about the date of the issued PAKs
Kenashkov
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Posted on June 23 2006 07:35
Previously I had registered one Workstation for a hobbyist license - it was on october 13, 2005 (with date of expiration 13 october 2006 for the license). Today I wanted to register one Alpha Server, but the licenses issued were with date of expiration 13 october 2006 too! Shouldn't it be 23 june 2007?
And a second (minor) issue - in the dropdown list there is no AlphaServer 1200. I choosed "unlisted server".
And one question - where should I look for the serial number on the AS1200? For the license I typed "12345"...

Vesko
109218396 http://azonmedia.com
Author RE: where should I look for the serial number on the AS1200
imiller
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Posted on June 25 2006 22:38
usually on a small sign on the back. It will start with two letters like AY or SG
http://www.encompasserve.org/~miller/
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Kenashkov
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Posted on June 26 2006 09:37
Thanks.
I found it (it was "AY ... ").
109218396 http://azonmedia.com
Author Re: Question about the date of the issued PAKs
HobbyistOne
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Posted on June 27 2006 06:30
[quote:ef2a84d02e="Kenashkov"]Previously I had registered one Workstation for a hobbyist license - it was on october 13, 2005 (with date of expiration 13 october 2006 for the license). Today I wanted to register one Alpha Server, but the licenses issued were with date of expiration 13 october 2006 too! Shouldn't it be 23 june 2007? [/quote:ef2a84d02e]

When you first registeras a hobbyist, you get an "anniverary date". Licenses will expire on your anniversary date. When you get within 1 month of the date, it's extended another year.
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Kenashkov
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Posted on June 27 2006 07:08
I see. This is the way it works.
I just thought that some error occured...
Thanks

Vesko
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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.

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MarkRLV
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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
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dfilip
January 16 2021
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Bart
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malmberg
September 05 2020
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malmberg
September 05 2020
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silfox70
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malmberg
August 29 2020
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