VMS distribution?

From: Allison J Parent <allisonp_at_world.std.com>
Date: Fri Feb 6 12:19:57 1998

<If only there was a mechanism to persuade companies to allow such hobby
<use of archaic software. It would be great if there was a standard

OpenVMS archaic? It's a current product and definatly a high end OS
and it includs DECnet networking.

Unlike DOS VMS is richly packaged with tools, utilities, libraries,
editors, VMSmail, DCL command line language, macro32 and DECwindows
client and server.

<document, perhaps similar to that OpenVMS license, that would eliminate
<the guilt from violating someone's copyright. "What's the harm" isn't

Keep in mind while they grant a hobby license it's for 1 full version
level behind. DEC policy was sofware that old is unsupported but the
copyright is still valid. Still V5.4->v6.1 systems are still good for
production work. There are still systems in production use still running

Often the problem with "abandoned" software is finding the oner of record
or who it is.

Received on Fri Feb 06 1998 - 12:19:57 GMT

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