Got a DEC 2000 Alpha server, need help

From: Vintage Computer Festival <>
Date: Tue Feb 10 23:23:51 2004

On Tue, 10 Feb 2004, Zane H. Healy wrote:

> > Does DECUS also still supply licenses for commercial use of VMS? If so,
> > does anyone have an idea of what their licensed user base is for that?
> As far as I know, they've never supplied licenses for Commercial Use of
> OpenVMS. That would be DEC/Compaq/HP. DECUS/Encompass is simply a User
> Group.

Ok, then I can say quite imperiously that DECUS needs to go away since it
only seems to be existing to annoy hobbyist VMS users.

What if every DECUS member simply did not extend or renew their
membership? Can it be assumed that funding for DECUS would simply dry up
and DECUS would be no longer?

If so, then VMS hobbyist licenses would be "up in the air" so to speak.
With Compaq now having been sucked up into HP, and HP probably not giving
a damn either way, my guess is that hobbyist VMS use would be relegated to
a "public domain" model.

Is there a lapse in my reasoning anywhere here?

I just see no reason at this point why DECUS needs to be, and why people
need to pay money to use VMS in a hobbyist mode.

Sellam Ismail                                        Vintage Computer Festival
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