Got a DEC 2000 Alpha server, need help

From: Dan Williams <>
Date: Wed Feb 11 10:17:48 2004

Vintage Computer Festival wrote:

>On Tue, 10 Feb 2004, Zane H. Healy wrote:
>What I have been querying about is why hobbyists really need to pay money
>to use VMS "legally". Does this apply to ALL versions of VMS or just
>OpenVMS? If it's just for OpenVMS then I can understand that. But if
>someone wants to copy an older version of VMS from someone else to run
>their VAX 11/780 and connect it to the internet, would that be "illegal"?
I would asssume that it would be illegal if caught, but would it run. I
know the latest versions of vms need a valid cluster, vms and decnet
license to run. What version did this start at, or did all versions
require a license before starting.

Received on Wed Feb 11 2004 - 10:17:48 GMT

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