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FAQ: Licenses
I want to sell my Hobbyist System can I give the Licenses to another Hobbyist?
NO! Before giving/selling your Hobbyist System to someone else you must delete all your OpenVMS Hobbyist PAKS, they are not transferable.
The person who receives the system can have everything except the OpenVMS Hobbyist PAKS.
The new owner/Hobbyist must go through the process and obtain their own license PAKS for the system.

What systems can be licensed with the OpenVMS Hobbyist Program?
Any VAX, Alpha, or Itanium systems that can run OpenVMS are included in the Hobbyist License Grant for personal use.

Also, emulated systems such as Charon-VAX and SIMH are acceptable.

I want to develop commercial software using my OpenVMS Hobbyist system, can I do that?
No, the OpenVMS Hobbyist program is designed as an educational tool with non-commercial Terms and Conditions as part of its' license.
HP does sponsor a developer and solution partner program (DSPP) that offers special development licenses, deep Hardware discounts, joint marketing and many more resources to help bring your newly developed OpenVMS Application to market. You can join this program at

OpenVMS Developers and Solutions Partners

Look for the OpenVMS link in the Technology section.

Why do the licenses expire in 1 year, and what happens after that?
This is a requirement of the Terms and Conditions of the OpenVMS Hobbyist License. All licenses provided under the OpenVMS Hobbyist Program expire within a year. However, when the licenses get close to expiring, simply come back and register for new PAKS for another year.

Can I use OpenVMS Hobbyist Licenses for School or Campus use?
No, the OpenVMS EDU License Program addresses OpenVMS and Layered Product Licenses for Schools and Colleges. They have different
Terms and Conditions that allows schools to use OpenVMS in research, administration, and in classrooms. If your local schools aren't using OpenVMS why
don't you introduce them to the best server available! And the OpenVMS EDU Program is also free!

How do I find out the CPU Serial Number for my system?
The CPU Serial Number can be found on the Digital sticker on the back of the CPU box.

If you are using an emulator, just use NONE for the serial number.
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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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