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

From: Allison J Parent <allisonp_at_world.std.com>
Date: Thu Dec 2 22:11:40 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.)

You can copy or give them away under the hobby license program. So if
you have a working system and TK50 you could copy them onto someone elses
media. they would have to get a DECUS license for their system.

Basically DEC copyrighted the programs on the media and still claims
ownership but allows use for noncommercial use, under that case Copying
it for the same use is resonable. I'm sure there are some fine points on
this I'm missing.

<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?

This is on the edge maybe.

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

Speak to the guys down at MONTAGAR.COM, they cut and distribute the VMS7.2
kit and before that they did same for a V5.4 through V6.1 kit. The CDs were

Received on Thu Dec 02 1999 - 22:11:40 GMT

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