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FAQ: General
What is the OpenVMS Hobbyist Program?
The OpenVMS Hobbyist Program is a program from HP and OpenVMS engineering that enables OpenVMS enthusiasts throughout the world to obtain OpenVMS Operating System Licenses and over 100 OpenVMS layered products for their VAX, Alpha or Itanium hardware for Individual use and education.

What is the cost for participating in this program and getting the Licenses?
There is no cost for participating, receiving and using the License PAKS for the OpenVMS Hobbyist Program. The recipients of this grant are bound by the grant's Terms and Conditions which protect HP's copyrights and intellectual property invested in OpenVMS.

Just what are the Terms & Conditions of the OpenVMS Hobbyist Program?
The Ts&Cs is the actual contract that HP lawyers insist be adheredto by Hobbyists using HP intellectual property under this grant. The Ts&Cs are detailed on the OpenVMS Hobbyist WEBpage when you apply for the OpenVMS Hobbyist PAKs. This contract represents the legal commitment of both parties (Hobbyists and HP) with regards to use and what cconstitutesHobbyist activities.

The sprit of the Ts&Cs has been and continues to be a source that makes OpenVMS Software available to Hobbyists, Collectors, and Individuals for personal experimentation, education, and growth in enterprise technologies associated with VAX, Alpha and Itanium systems. It is not ment to be a replacement for any other of the HP business programs for OpenVMS software development or other software grants.

OpenVMS Hobbyist PAKS may not be used in commercial enterprises, or for any other purpose except Hobbyist activities.

The OpenVMS Hobbyist Program recognizes that equipment/systems used by individuals may or may not have a maintenance pedigree, or even a bill of sale.

For OpenVMS Licensing purposes, an individual Hobbyist being in possession and control of a VAX, Alpha or Itanium HW platform, who is a registered member of Encompass or DECUS, may receive the Hobbyist license PAKS granted from this program terms. This program does not provide any hardware
ownership credentials, a bill of sale would do that.;-)

How many systems can I get OpenVMS Licenses for with this Program?
How many do you have:-) The current limit to OpenVMS Cluster members is 96 supported, (128 unsupported;-) If you have that many systems at your house we want a Picture (or two;-) for the Hobbyist Gallery!!

What about support for the VAX Emulators?
Emulators will work with the licenses, but getting the distributions loaded and running is the entertaining part.
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murraybay
April 04 2015
thanks for posting my pic, appreciate it...

malmberg
March 27 2015
I will have to ask hobbyist-one about that. I can not find any way for users to set up a poll.

maveri
March 24 2015
How about updating the Poll and doing one with an option of how many people will be staying with OpenVMS now that VSI have taken over the reigns?

malmberg
February 23 2015
I have notified the site operator that the files are corrupt. They are blank for me also.

sivia
February 20 2015
Re: corrupted installation guides. Both the VAX and the Alpha installation guides are blank. I tried downloading them from http://www.openvmshobbyis
t.com/downloads.php?cat_i
d=2 (the Alpha is


malmberg
January 25 2015
What URL are you getting the installation guides from?

sivia
January 15 2015
Is the installation guide for OpenVMS Alpha Hobbyist corrupted? It, like the VAX version, comes up blank when I try to read it from the webpage or save the file and then bring it up in Acrobat Reader

malmberg
December 20 2014
See the thread for requesting license keys: http://vmshobbyist.com/fo
rum/viewthread.php?forum_
id=20&thread_id=2260


bbramlett
December 17 2014
Using what method?

malmberg
December 16 2014
People have reported success in just requesting licenses without a membership number while Encompasserve.org is down.

bbramlett
December 15 2014
Are there any User Groups left in which I can join to get a membership number?

malmberg
November 19 2014
That requires an Alpha emulator - See the Alpha Systems Forums for details.

archman007
November 14 2014
I would like to run openvms on a IBM pc using windows 7 ultimate

somersdave
November 11 2014
Finally got here via CSWB Mozilla using the magic words, as a last step: set route/default/ gateway=192.168.1.1/perm

malmberg
September 25 2014
You have to register for them using either the main site or the alternate site. http://vmshobbyist.com/fo
rum/viewthread.php?forum_
id=20&thread_id=2260


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