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

From: Eric Dittman <dittman_at_dittman.net>
Date: Mon Sep 10 13:33:50 2001

> >>Hello-
> >>I have been pursuuing the OpenVMS license and media for
> >>about 6 months with no success.
> >>i.e.
> >>http://www.openvms.compaq.com/openvms/freeware/
> >>http://www.montagar.com/dfwlug/openvms-faq.html
> >>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
> ConDist)

LMF was introduced with VMS 5.0. Before that the licenses were actuall patch
Eric Dittman
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Received on Mon Sep 10 2001 - 13:33:50 BST

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