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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyist Licensing | VAX License PAK's
Author Hobbyist License
Hackus
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Joined: 29.08.20
Posted on December 20 2020 15:07
I submitted a License request but haven't heard anything for quite some time.

Is Hobbyist License for OpenVMS VAX still available?
Author RE: Hobbyist License
malmberg
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Posts: 530
Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on December 21 2020 12:08
Apparently no. NetBSD seems to be the only free license available.

For Alpha and IA64 the VSI Community license is now available per other threads.
Author RE: Hobbyist License
wademj
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Posts: 4
Joined: 10.06.21
Posted on June 11 2021 16:07
So, if you are new to the program and want to runup a VAX VMS instance (under simh) at home what do you do?

Can't do much without a network license (TCP or DECnet). And yes, I have a VSI AXP instance up and running under an old version of alphavm_free with a proper AXP Hobbyist license from VSI.
Author RE: Hobbyist License
malmberg
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Posts: 530
Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on June 29 2021 13:04
HPE is still selling commercial VAX licenses.
Do not know if they will sell the combo net-app-sup packs that allow lots of stuff at a reasonable price.
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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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