[rescue] OpenVMS is officially End-of-Life

microcode at zoho.com microcode at zoho.com
Tue Jun 11 00:56:09 CDT 2013

On Mon, Jun 10, 2013 at 06:17:38PM -0400, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> So sad:
> http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/10/openvms_death_notice/
> Of course, this means I now have a great desire to run it on something...
> Are proper OS bits available for hobbyist use available? Any idea what
> suitable hardware is available reasonably-priced?

I wish I could find/afford hardware for it but alas none around here that I
know of. The bigger problem is going to be the way the stuff is licensed.
The hobbyist setup is a one-year activation that has to be renewed
annually to get new license packs. I wonder what will happen now. We could
hope they would give us perpetual hobbyist licenses...? Else it really will
be a death notice rather than just a bad scare.

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