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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyist Licensing | VAX License PAK's
Author Help Wanted
MillerMills
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Joined: 28.12.21
Posted on January 10 2022 07:37
I have finally managed to find the time and the relevant pieces of software etc. to build a SIMH environment on a Raspberry PI and managed to get a MicroVAX3900 environment up and running. I have also managed top install VMS 5.5-2. It has take a bit of time, but all good...

I've been wanting to recreate the environment I worked on as a student at University and also that of my first job post university where I did some systems management in addition to other roles.

Now the problem is PAKS. I cannot find how to acquire them - it appears they are no longer available under the hobbyist programme for VMS 5.5-2 and associated languages such as basic, fortran, Cobol etc. (that I also wanted to configure and play once again with). It appears you can get the PAKS for Alpha, but that's not what I',m after.

Does anyone have any suggestions or can offer me any advice/support - really stuck, and its taken me a long time to get to this point...

Any help would be very gratefully received?

Bets wishes
Martin
Author RE: Help Wanted
malmberg
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Posts: 530
Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on January 14 2022 16:22
The licenses and paks are available for commercial use directly from HPE. I am told that they are $300 US for each PAKs.

I do not know if the combo PAKs are available like the NET_APP_XXXXX licenses enable most of the networking that you would need.

I do not have the contact handy. Someone on comp.os.vms can probably help there.
Author RE: No Hobbiest PAKs?
spersels
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Posts: 1
Joined: 22.05.22
Posted on May 22 2022 16:34
So can I infer from this thread that there are no longer hobbiest PAKs being issued.

If that's so it's such a shame smiley
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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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