Hobbyist VMS (was: Got a DEC 2000 Alpha server, need help)

From: Eric Dittman <dittman_at_dittman.net>
Date: Thu Feb 12 16:45:08 2004

> > I'm not talking about Encompass (Interex has nothing to do with the
> > program).
> Actually, you're wrong, they do. In Europe, HP Interex handles
> this program.

Nope, Interex can take no credit for any part of the OpenVMS Hobbyist program.
Interex membership isn't even listed as qualifying here:


There's more information on the history of the program here:


As you can see, DECUS (which became Encompass) and the DFWLUG (which became
the DFWCUG) started the program and still maintain it.

> > I have no problem with the way the OpenVMS Hobbyist program is set up,
> > and I know that if the plug is pulled I'm not going to be hung out to
> > dry.
> We'll see.

Indeed, we shall. I've talked to the people behind the scenes and am pretty
sure I know what I'm talking about.
Eric Dittman
Received on Thu Feb 12 2004 - 16:45:08 GMT

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