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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyist Licensing | Alpha License PAK's
Author VSI Community License Program
Bruce Claremont
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Posted on October 20 2020 06:59
VMS Software has launched the Community License Program: you can get a free OpenVMS license intended for non-commercial use by applying here: https://vmssoftware.com/services/community-license/
Author RE: VSI Community License Program
saq
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Posted on October 24 2020 12:34
This is great news, and it looks like it is a full OpenVMS Hobbyist license rather than the license+emulator image that they had before.

Don't know if it was just a bug for me or if it is a general issue but when I got my licenses the file was empty.
Author RE: VSI Community License Program
saq
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Posted on November 03 2020 16:03
Don't know if it was a temporary hiccough on their end or something with the mail server on my end but I re-applied and got a valid license. Now to throw it on one of the boxes and see what it will do.
Author RE: VSI Community License Program
saq
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Posted on November 05 2020 05:26
Important note: VSI changed the "PRODUCT" so you will have to download the newer versions of OpenVMS to have it work (which I guess is expected, after all it wouldn't be really legal to use it on a non-VSI version even if you could).

Plus side is it looks like you only have to put in one license code now, not the base, user, DW-MOTIF, UCX... etc...Unless of course you want to use Multinet or TCPWare - but Process Software does still have their hobbyist programs active!

Note that I have not had the time to install yet, so this is just from looking at the PAK.
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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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