VMS Licenses (was Re: recent acquisitions for the House of VAX

From: Chuck McManis <cmcmanis_at_netapp.com>
Date: Mon Sep 10 12:35:30 2001

At 06:44 AM 9/10/01, you wrote:
>>I have been pursuuing the OpenVMS license and media for
>>about 6 months with no success.
>>I have an AlphaStation 200/233 that I would like to install
>>OpenVMS to.
>>Do you have any ideas on how I get a copy through legal
>>or hobbiest channels?

Something to note is that the VMS licenses from the Hobbyist program will
work on VMS 5.x and beyond, they will _not_ work on VMS 4.x (the LMF
changed significantly between 4.x and 5.x). However, since most "classic"
folks will want to use VMS 5.5x (all MicroVAXen before the 4000 series) or
6.x (includes the 4000s) that should be fine. Also the older ConDists sell
for reasonable amounts on Ebay. Further, there is nothing particularly
"special" about the ConDist and they can be copied using a modern CD burner
on a PC using an image copy and work just fine (this was how I got my first

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