playing with the VAX 6460

From: Eric Dittman <>
Date: Tue Mar 19 16:17:04 2002

> The lmf bit of the filename suggests
> Licence Management Facility to me.
> DEC never intended this as anything
> other than a tripwire (at least on
> OpenVMS) meaning that although
> you could fairly easily get around it,
> you'd have a hard time arguing in court
> that you just typed in something by
> accident! Giving away the sources
> would have lowered the "energy barrier"
> too much, so it was always dropped
> from the OpenVMS Source Listings
> distribution. AFAIK, all LMF implementations
> were based on the same core ideas, so
> it would have been hard to release
> the innards on any platform.

The LMF bits are the same. The license fields match and the
checksum calculations are the same between the operating systems.
Eric Dittman
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