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,
Hah.. yeah, I may have to alternate off months running to offset my power bill.
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?
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.