[rescue] OpenVMS is officially End-of-Life

Mark Benson md.benson at gmail.com
Tue Jun 11 01:14:36 CDT 2013

On 11 Jun 2013, at 06:56, microcode at zoho.com wrote:

> 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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