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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyist Licensing | Layered Products License PAK's
Author Additions to current Hobbyist PAK?
rljenkin
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Posts: 3
Joined: 25.12.10
Posted on November 04 2017 17:33
Hello all,

I’m looking to find out if its possible to have a retired software product added to the standard PAK for Hobbyists? And if so, what would be the process?

Specifically I am interested in having added:

Product Name : VAX LISP/VMS
Producer : DEC
Version : 3.1
Release Date : 23-MAR-1990
Platform : OpenVMS VAX
UPI : 917AA

From the LISP031_SSA.TXT File:
Software Licenses: QL-917A*-**
Software Media: QA-917AA-**
Software Documentation: QA-917AA-GZ
Software Product Services: QT-917A*-**

I believe it was officially retired in about 1996 or so.

Any information or direction you have would be helpful.

Rick Jenkins
rljenkin AT gmail DOT com
Author RE: Additions to current Hobbyist PAK?
malmberg
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Posts: 530
Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on November 06 2017 02:21
Requests for changes to what License PAKs and or software are distributed to Hobbyists need to be sent to the same e-mail address that comes with the existing License PAKs.

If HPE still owns rights to a product, they should not have a problem adding the key.

If you are requesting a license key for a VAX product, ask for the key to be available for IA64 also, as it may be possible to run the VAX/LISP binaries through the translator.
Author RE: Additions to current Hobbyist PAK?
rljenkin
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Posts: 3
Joined: 25.12.10
Posted on November 06 2017 21:23
Thanks for the response.

As a shot in the dark I also had already sent a note to that email with all of the above information last week. So now I guess its just wait and see if they respond to acknowledge the request and see if its a doable thing or not. I will follow up that note to mention IA46 as well as you suggest.
Author RE: Additions to current Hobbyist PAK?
rljenkin
Member

Posts: 3
Joined: 25.12.10
Posted on November 15 2017 08:16
Just an FYI to anyone that may be interested.

I made a request to have VAX LISP added to the Hobbyist PAK. (sent the email to the address from which I received my hobbyist license PAK)

I just heard back from them today with the following email:


>Hello Rick,
>
>Thank you for your interest in OpenVMS software and for reaching out.
>
>You requested for retired products, specifically LISP, to be made available.
>Please could you share some background and how you intend to use the software?


I'm sending of a note to explain my non-commercial hobbyist interest and letting them know that there are others who have expressed interest in having it added to the PAK as well. Whatever I hear back I will update to this thread.

For those interested in the retired LISP product, it might not be a bad idea to send your own requests as well. Just a thought, can't hurt.


Rick
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