VMS 4.7 was VAXstation 3100 history (Was ... different)

From: Clint Wolff <vaxman_at_uswest.net>
Date: Thu Dec 2 18:57:50 1999

Hmmmm... Can anyone distribute a version of VMS? I have a few TK50s
with VMS 5.x on them, but I don't want to sell them (or loan them
for fear of damage.)

If I set up a private website, and placed images of the TK50s suitable
for generating new TK50s from, would Compaq come after me? Copying the
tape violates their copyright, but do they still care?

Opinions anyone? What arrangement does DECUS (COMPAQus? COMus? PAQus?)
have with DEC that allows them to generate CDROMs for the hobbiest


PS DONT ask for copies of my TK50s! I want a consensus about the
legallity before I distribute anything.

On Thu, 2 Dec 1999, Enrico Badella wrote:
> "Zane H. Healy" wrote:
> >
> [snip previous argument]
> > you can't run DECwindows Motif. The OpenVMS Hobbyist PAKs are actually
> > good for *ANY* version of VMS, however, the only version that's easy to
> > obtain is V7.2 on CD-ROM.
> Does anybody know where I could find a VMS 4.7 distribution tape? I have
> a uVax II with a badly tailored 4.7. Would it be ok to create an image
> of the boot TK50, zip it and ftp it over internet?
> When I got the machine I wanted to install 7.2 and got a hobbyist PAK kit
> for it, but after booting the CD from my RRD50 I stopped. I started thinking
> I should keep it in the same configuration as it came from DEC (not though what
> the previous sysadmin did).
> On a philosophical side, what do you guys do, preserve both hardware
> and original software or upgrade the software? On my 3100/M38 I took
> out the original RZ24 with 5.?, put an old IBM disk and installed 7.2.
> e.
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