Home · Articles · Downloads · Hobby Wear · Forums · Web Links · News CategoriesSaturday, September 24, 2022
Navigation
Home
Articles
Downloads
Hobby Wear
FAQ
Forums
Web Links
News Categories
Contact Us
Photo Gallery
OpenVMS Bigot
Search
Users Online
Guests Online: 4
No Members Online

Registered Members: 7,663
Newest Member: jjy
Sponsors
Island Computer
View Thread
OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyist Licensing | Alpha License PAK's
Author Encompass Membership, then License PAK's
jettman0
Member

Posts: 3
Location: NC, USA
Joined: 01.04.06
Posted on April 04 2006 16:34
I hate to post a grossly newbie question, but the OpenHobbyist FAQ is a couple of years old, and I wonder if times have changed.

I understand that in order to obtain the PAK's, I need to belong to a user group. Since I live the US, my one choice looks like Encompass. Does Encompass still have a basic member option? I tried to register as an associate, but haven't received a response after several days. As a "regular," non-business individual, should I have registered with the $90/year membership?

I'm looking forward to getting my DEC 4000 AXP server up! I'm very glad to see a group devoted to the care and feeding of hobbyists. Thanks in advance,

Mike
Author
imiller
Administrator

User Avatar

Posts: 277
Location: UK
Joined: 24.02.06
Posted on April 05 2006 01:37
Give them about a week then ask again.
With a DEC4000 you won't need any heating in that room :-)
http://www.encompasserve.org/~miller/
Author Thanks
jettman0
Member

Posts: 3
Location: NC, USA
Joined: 01.04.06
Posted on April 05 2006 02:53
Hah.. yeah, I may have to alternate off months running to offset my power bill. smiley

Thanks for the heads up. I guess my concern was that the associate program was somehow for "someone else." So is there a free level of membership anymore with Encompass? Or am I just missing it on their webpage?

thanks,
Mike
Author Followup
jettman0
Member

Posts: 3
Location: NC, USA
Joined: 01.04.06
Posted on April 06 2006 10:23
Well, my faith in the Universe has been restored. I never received a confirmation from Encompass, but I emailed them today. They wrote me back with my login info, and were very helpful. No clue why the confirmation didn't reach me. Spam filters didn't get it.

So, the bottom line- yes you can register as an associate, it is still free. If you haven't heard from them after some time has passed (in my case a week) email them.

Now to get the PAK sorted out and order a CD!

Mike
Jump to Forum:
Login
Username

Password



Not a member yet?
Click here to register.

Forgotten your password?
Request a new one here.
Member Poll
Are you going to OpenVMS Boot Camp 2016?

Yes

No

You must login to vote.
Shoutbox
You must login to post a message.

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.

Shoutbox Archive