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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Integrity Systems Forums | Integrity Software Forum
Author Any updates on Integrity media kits?
etorbenson
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Location: Long Island, NY USA
Joined: 22.12.08
Posted on August 14 2009 07:41
Hi everyone -

My rx2600 is really looking for something more interesting to run than Windows Server 2008. Has there been any update on HP allowing the hobbyist program to distribute OpenVMS *media* for Integrity systems? I know we can get the licenses without much difficulty at all, but tracking down a media kit without shelling out hundreds of dollars to HP has been difficult.

Is it just a matter of the right person at HP needing to hear about it? If so, who can we ask? (If I were HP, I guess I understand why they might not be forthcoming about handing over media that supports shipping hardware, but Linux is free and Microsoft practically gives their stuff away to people who subscribe to TechNet or MSDN.)

If it's not going to happen any time soon, I'd like to see if I can "borrow" someone's media kit for an install. Unfortunately, I don't work in a VMS environment anymore, so if anyone in New York would be willing to help me out, I'd appreciate it.
Author RE: Any updates on Integrity media kits?
kleiko
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Joined: 23.11.09
Posted on November 23 2009 01:37
There's a message on http://h71000.www7.hp.com/openvms/license_software_programs/index.html that indicates that integrity media for the hobbyist program is coming soon. I don't recall having seen this. Is it new?
Author RE: Any updates on Integrity media kits?
FranciscoRaulOrtega
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Joined: 01.12.09
Posted on December 01 2009 11:19
I would be nice to have access to the integrity kit. I don't have a job that can provide me with those but I have two servers waiting for integrity kits smiley
Author RE: Any updates on Integrity media kits?
ron-t
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Location: Halifax, Canada
Joined: 28.02.07
Posted on January 06 2010 07:11
I see that on HP site they are thinking of having IA64 media ready shortly.



HP OpenVMS Hobbyist Program
Now available on Integrity, Alpha, and VAX Platforms! The OpenVMS Hobbyist Program is an independent user community that provides HP OpenVMS licensing and products authorized by the HP OpenVMS Hobbyist License Terms and Conditions. This program provides a low cost solution for the HP OpenVMS enthusiast who wants to learn more about HP OpenVMS for the pleasure of using one of the finest operating system for their own personal use. This program provides free OpenVMS Product Authorization Keys (PAK's) to any member of a participating HP User Group. In addition, the OpenVMS Hobbyist Program offers media kits containing OpenVMS Base O/S software and selected Layered Products for as low as $30.

Note: Integrity media to be made available shortly.
Author RE: Any updates on Integrity media kits?
kleiko
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Joined: 23.11.09
Posted on February 08 2010 03:39
I wonder how HP defines the word 'shortly'?

I'm beginning to think that Integrity software won't be seen before itanium bites the dust. I'll check back here in 6 months...
Author RE: Any updates on Integrity media kits?
kleiko
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Joined: 23.11.09
Posted on December 18 2010 18:25
More than 6 months has gone by, and I'm still looking at that message that "integrity media will be available shortly." If I'm not mistaken, HP has now promised to deliver media, and has not fulfilled its promise. That sounds like a violation of HP's Standards of Business Conduct. So, I sent email to [email protected] noting this violation, but I haven't heard squat from them.
smiley
Author RE: Any updates on Integrity media kits?
reinhardtjh
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Location: Fort Worth, TX, USA
Joined: 15.12.05
Posted on December 22 2010 21:07
Complaining to HP won't help. The Hobbyist program, while sanctioned by HP, is not run by them. It's a volunteer effort and non-profit, at that. Unfortunately this means waiting for things to happen when time permits. HobbyistOne is the main guy behind the effort and apparently he's been occupied by real world activities of late.

John H. Reinhardt
VMS Hobbyist
Author RE: Any updates on Integrity media kits?
eMGee
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Posts: 87
Location: The Netherlands
Joined: 28.03.10
Posted on January 02 2011 15:52
So is it safe to conclude that HP isn't particularly interested in attracting new end users and developers, you're trying to say? Because then I've been under the false impression that the hobbyist program was to stimulate OpenVMS, thus HP. If so, in that case, I then hereby stand corrected.

Anyway, with a fresh new year, it'd be a nice start of 2011 if the hobbyist program got one or more boosts.
Edited by eMGee on January 02 2011 16:01
Author RE: Any updates on Integrity media kits?
reinhardtjh
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Location: Fort Worth, TX, USA
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Posted on January 05 2011 23:07
eMGee wrote:
So is it safe to conclude that HP isn't particularly interested in attracting new end users and developers, you're trying to say?


Oh, my. I had a good chortle over that. Not at you, but at the notion. Putting it bluntly, neither HP, nor Compaq before them have had much interest in attracting new VMS users and HP, particularly, seems to be trying very hard to push current users off to other OS platforms as much as possible.
Author RE: Any updates on Integrity media kits?
eMGee
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Posts: 87
Location: The Netherlands
Joined: 28.03.10
Posted on January 06 2011 11:20
The sad thing is, you're not the only person who sees it like that...
Author RE: Any updates on Integrity media kits?
maveri
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Joined: 23.04.08
Posted on March 24 2011 12:40
reinhardtjh wrote:
eMGee wrote:
So is it safe to conclude that HP isn't particularly interested in attracting new end users and developers, you're trying to say?


Oh, my. I had a good chortle over that. Not at you, but at the notion. Putting it bluntly, neither HP, nor Compaq before them have had much interest in attracting new VMS users and HP, particularly, seems to be trying very hard to push current users off to other OS platforms as much as possible.


lol and sadly quite true IMO
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malmberg
August 04 2022
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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
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Bart
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OpenVMS, and this website!

malmberg
September 05 2020
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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
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malmberg
August 29 2020
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