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  1. License generator...

    I just use SIMH with VMS 5.5 for "amarcord" puposes..
    Obviously I have hobbyist licenses...
    But I use vms very rarely and everytime i forget to renew licenses..

    I wonder if there is any licence generator or a simple patch... not for
    evil..
    There are keygens for everything.. I wonder why no vms keygens



  2. Re: License generator...

    Zibri wrote:
    > I just use SIMH with VMS 5.5 for "amarcord" puposes..
    > Obviously I have hobbyist licenses...
    > But I use vms very rarely and everytime i forget to renew licenses..
    >
    > I wonder if there is any licence generator or a simple patch... not for
    > evil..
    > There are keygens for everything.. I wonder why no vms keygens



    Hobbyist licenses cost 12.5p per day, and include a huge number of
    products. Hobbyist use of VMS is also small-scale and has a loyal
    user-base. Cracks typically exist for products which are expensive yet
    widely used by people with no loyalty to the maker.

  3. Re: License generator...

    Zibri schrieb:
    > I just use SIMH with VMS 5.5 for "amarcord" puposes..
    > Obviously I have hobbyist licenses...
    > But I use vms very rarely and everytime i forget to renew licenses..
    >
    > I wonder if there is any licence generator or a simple patch... not for
    > evil..
    > There are keygens for everything.. I wonder why no vms keygens


    They call it PAKGEN. But as long as there are cheap hobbyist licenses,
    there is no reason to cheat.



  4. Re: License generator...

    In article <48cc42e8$0$40307$4fafbaef@reader5.news.tin.it>, Zibri wrote:
    >I just use SIMH with VMS 5.5 for "amarcord" puposes..
    >Obviously I have hobbyist licenses...
    >But I use vms very rarely and everytime i forget to renew licenses..
    >
    >I wonder if there is any licence generator or a simple patch... not for
    >evil..
    >There are keygens for everything.. I wonder why no vms keygens


    If you have hobbyist licenses, it's easy to renew. The registration database
    at openvmshobbyist.org should have retained your information.

    Look at your "current" hobbyist license like so:

    $lic list *hobby*

    Issuer: OPENVMS_HOBBYIST
    Authorization: DECUS-USA-XXXXXX-1222913
    Product Name: OPENVMS-HOBBYIST
    Producer: DEC
    Units: 0
    Version: 0.0
    Release Date: (none)
    PAK Termination Date: 19-JUN-2009
    Availability: 0
    Activity: 000000100
    Options:
    Hardware ID:

    Revision Level: 1
    Status: Active
    Command: REGISTER
    Modified by user: SYSTEM
    Modified on: 7-JUN-2008 16:42:39.88

    Your "DECUS" number is represented by the six-digit field that I have obscured
    with "XXXXXX". You should be able to renew licenses with that number, and the
    other information needed at this page:



    Good luck, and if you are able to renew your licenses, set yourself a reminder
    with some kind of calendaring software to renew your licenses each year. I
    use a batch job running on VMS to send me an email message at several
    different email addresses a week or so before I need to renew.

  5. Re: License generator...

    In article , Mark McIntyre writes:
    >
    > Hobbyist licenses cost 12.5p per day, and include a huge number of
    > products.


    Hobbyist licenses for VMS are free.


  6. Re: License generator...

    In article ,
    koehler@eisner.nospam.encompasserve.org (Bob Koehler) writes:

    > In article , Mark McIntyre writes:
    > >
    > > Hobbyist licenses cost 12.5p per day, and include a huge number of
    > > products.

    >
    > Hobbyist licenses for VMS are free.


    They are free for DECUS (or whatever it is called this week), members,
    but that membership is, I think, not free in all countries.


  7. Re: License generator...

    On Mon, 15 Sep 2008 13:34:18 -0700, Phillip Helbig---remove CLOTHES to
    reply wrote:

    > In article ,
    > koehler@eisner.nospam.encompasserve.org (Bob Koehler) writes:
    >
    >> In article , Mark
    >> McIntyre writes:
    >> >
    >> > Hobbyist licenses cost 12.5p per day, and include a huge number of
    >> > products.

    >>
    >> Hobbyist licenses for VMS are free.

    >
    > They are free for DECUS (or whatever it is called this week), members,
    > but that membership is, I think, not free in all countries.
    >


    We also provide free PL/I licenses for hobbysists, because we believe is
    all
    too brief to have to write code in C.



    --
    PL/I for OpenVMS
    www.kednos.com

  8. Re: License generator...

    Phillip Helbig---remove CLOTHES to reply wrote:
    > In article ,
    > koehler@eisner.nospam.encompasserve.org (Bob Koehler) writes:
    >
    >
    >>In article , Mark McIntyre writes:
    >>
    >>>Hobbyist licenses cost 12.5p per day, and include a huge number of
    >>>products.

    >>
    >> Hobbyist licenses for VMS are free.

    >
    >
    > They are free for DECUS (or whatever it is called this week), members,
    > but that membership is, I think, not free in all countries.
    >


    It has been posted here many times that *anyone* can join the US chapter
    of DECUS as an associate member for free. You don't have to be a US citizen or
    resident.

    However, DECUS/Encompass now steers you to the Connect web site, and I
    can't find an equivalent of the old DECUS associate membership there.

    There is a "Guest" (free, limited time) membership, but it isn't clear
    if that allows you to get the VMS hobbyist licenses or how long the
    "limited time" is. Or if you can rejoin as a guest once a year to renew
    your hobbyist PAKs.

    I don't know if this is an oversight or a deliberate change in policy.

    There maybe other DECUS chapters (in other countries) with different
    policies and prices; maybe one of them would work better for the OP.

    That said, current individual membership is $50 (35 Euro) and is good
    through the end of next year. IIRC, DECUS used to be $90 for an individual
    membership. Cheaper than 1 year of Norton AntiVirus. :-)

    --
    John Santos
    Evans Griffiths & Hart, Inc.
    781-861-0670 ext 539

  9. Re: License generator...

    Tom Linden wrote:
    > On Mon, 15 Sep 2008 13:34:18 -0700, Phillip Helbig---remove CLOTHES to
    > reply wrote:
    >
    >> In article ,
    >> koehler@eisner.nospam.encompasserve.org (Bob Koehler) writes:
    >>
    >>> In article , Mark
    >>> McIntyre writes:
    >>> >
    >>> > Hobbyist licenses cost 12.5p per day, and include a huge number of
    >>> > products.
    >>>
    >>> Hobbyist licenses for VMS are free.

    >>
    >> They are free for DECUS (or whatever it is called this week), members,
    >> but that membership is, I think, not free in all countries.


    The license is free, but membership of HPUG-UK isn't..... :-)

    > We also provide free PL/I licenses for hobbysists, because we believe is
    > all
    > too brief to have to write code in C.


    :-) I beg to differ but then I cut my programming teeth with F77 on an
    8800 - and see my sig...


    --
    Mark McIntyre

    CLC FAQ
    CLC readme:

  10. Re: License generator...

    In article , John Santos
    writes:

    > That said, current individual membership is $50 (35 Euro) and is good
    > through the end of next year.


    In Germany, it is EUR 100, quite a bit more. I think it is a deliberate
    change in policy. This has been discussed quite a bit (in German) in
    de.comp.os.vms.


  11. Re: License generator...

    In article ,
    John Santos writes:
    >
    > That said, current individual membership is $50 (35 Euro) and is good
    > through the end of next year. IIRC, DECUS used to be $90 for an individual
    > membership. Cheaper than 1 year of Norton AntiVirus. :-)


    Maybe, but 1 year of Norton AntiVirus is of more utility and value. :-)

    When compared to DECUS it is pretty sad that the greatest value in
    Encompass membership is the access to the VMS Hobbyist Program. :-(

    bill

    --
    Bill Gunshannon | de-moc-ra-cy (di mok' ra see) n. Three wolves
    billg999@cs.scranton.edu | and a sheep voting on what's for dinner.
    University of Scranton |
    Scranton, Pennsylvania | #include

  12. Re: License generator...

    In article ,
    helbig@astro.multiCLOTHESvax.de (Phillip Helbig---remove CLOTHES to reply) writes:
    > In article , John Santos
    > writes:
    >
    >> That said, current individual membership is $50 (35 Euro) and is good
    >> through the end of next year.

    >
    > In Germany, it is EUR 100, quite a bit more. I think it is a deliberate
    > change in policy. This has been discussed quite a bit (in German) in
    > de.comp.os.vms.


    Hmmm... Hadn't heard of that newsgroup. Any interesting discussions there?
    I'll have to check it out.

    bill

    --
    Bill Gunshannon | de-moc-ra-cy (di mok' ra see) n. Three wolves
    billg999@cs.scranton.edu | and a sheep voting on what's for dinner.
    University of Scranton |
    Scranton, Pennsylvania | #include

  13. Re: License generator...

    In article <6j9kiiF24beuU1@mid.individual.net>, billg999@cs.uofs.edu
    (Bill Gunshannon) writes:

    > > In Germany, it is EUR 100, quite a bit more. I think it is a deliberate
    > > change in policy. This has been discussed quite a bit (in German) in
    > > de.comp.os.vms.

    >
    > Hmmm... Hadn't heard of that newsgroup. Any interesting discussions there?
    > I'll have to check it out.


    It is relatively low-traffic with a few more or less regular posters.
    For discussions about German memberships, buying/selling/trading
    hardware etc in Europe etc it's probably more appropriate than
    comp.os.vms. The threads tend to stay on-topic.


  14. Re: License generator...

    John Santos wrote:
    > It has been posted here many times that *anyone* can join the US chapter
    > of DECUS as an associate member for free. You don't have to be a US
    > citizen or resident.
    >
    > However, DECUS/Encompass now steers you to the Connect web site, and I
    > can't find an equivalent of the old DECUS associate membership there.


    I asked Nina Buik, President of the new combined Connect user group,
    about this issue, and she replied:

    "We will still offer the OpenVMS Hobbyist License to non-voting members.
    In order to be a non-voting/non-paying member, one needs to be either
    affiliated with a local chapter or if there is none, show active
    volunteerism by serving on a committee, posting content on our social
    networking site, speaking at events...etc."

    I just now sent her an e-mail asking for specifics on the process one
    would follow to obtain one of these non-voting/non-paying memberships.
    I'll pass on the info when I receive it.

  15. Re: License generator...

    In article , Keith Parris
    writes:

    > John Santos wrote:
    > > It has been posted here many times that *anyone* can join the US chapter
    > > of DECUS as an associate member for free. You don't have to be a US
    > > citizen or resident.
    > >
    > > However, DECUS/Encompass now steers you to the Connect web site, and I
    > > can't find an equivalent of the old DECUS associate membership there.

    >
    > I asked Nina Buik, President of the new combined Connect user group,
    > about this issue, and she replied:
    >
    > "We will still offer the OpenVMS Hobbyist License to non-voting members.
    > In order to be a non-voting/non-paying member, one needs to be either
    > affiliated with a local chapter or if there is none, show active
    > volunteerism by serving on a committee, posting content on our social
    > networking site, speaking at events...etc."
    >
    > I just now sent her an e-mail asking for specifics on the process one
    > would follow to obtain one of these non-voting/non-paying memberships.
    > I'll pass on the info when I receive it.


    I would think that a certain number of posts in comp.os.vms within the
    last year should qualify one as a "VMS booster" and thus allow one to
    become a non-paying member. :-)


  16. Re: License generator...

    On Sep 24, 9:22*am, Keith Parris wrote:
    > John Santos wrote:
    > > It has been posted here many times that *anyone* can join the US chapter
    > > of DECUS as an associate member for free. *You don't have to be a US
    > > citizen or resident.

    >
    > > However, DECUS/Encompass now steers you to the Connect web site, and I
    > > can't find an equivalent of the old DECUS associate membership there.

    >
    > I asked Nina Buik, President of the new combined Connect user group,
    > about this issue, and she replied:
    >
    > "We will still offer the OpenVMS Hobbyist License to non-voting members.
    > In order to be a non-voting/non-paying member, one needs to be either
    > affiliated with a local chapter or if there is none, show active
    > volunteerism by serving on a committee, posting content on our social
    > networking site, speaking at events...etc."
    >
    > I just now sent her an e-mail asking for specifics on the process one
    > would follow to obtain one of these non-voting/non-paying memberships.
    > I'll pass on the info when I receive it.


    Connect shouldn't rule over the Hobbyist License imo. They should
    certainly be part of it, but not the rulers. There are plenty of
    people not close to a LUG, woops Chapter and/or don't desire to social
    network, etc.


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