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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyist Licensing | Alpha License PAK's
Author Free hobbyist license
RADCOMJ1
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Posts: 2
Joined: 16.04.09
Posted on June 04 2009 01:59
Not sure if this is in the right section apologies if it is not. two old alpha 800 servers I wish to play around with. I joined the UK HPUG and obtained two licenses in 2007 but I never got around to installing it and they have expiredsmiley I paid 50 for the privilege of joining the group but they weren't really much use to me and only really sent me conference dates. I was also a member of the german group. My question is are there any free organisations I can join in order to obtain the hobbyist licences? I only really want to fiddle about with VMS. thanks in advance!
Author RE: Free hobbyist license
reinhardtjh
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Posts: 31
Location: Fort Worth, TX, USA
Joined: 15.12.05
Posted on June 04 2009 04:23
If you remember your membership id you may still be able to get the hobbyist license. AFAIK, once a number is added to the database it is never removed so you may still valid. Give it a try and see if it works.

John H. Reinhardt
Author RE: Free hobbyist license
RADCOMJ1
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Posts: 2
Joined: 16.04.09
Posted on June 04 2009 09:40
Thanks I don't want to seem like a freeloader but 50 a year just to tinker seemed awfully expensive. I wouldn't mind giving a donation to a site like this where I actually get some help. Cheerssmiley
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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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