[FreeVMS] Re: Freevms policies

Subject: [FreeVMS] Re: Freevms policies
From: Roar Thronæs (roart@nvg.ntnu.no)
Date: Sat Dec 27 2003 - 10:19:22 CET

On Thu, Dec 25, 2003 at 11:58:48PM -0500, JayPedHskr@aol.com wrote:
> Just curious what the software policies of the group are. Presumably with
> the name "freevms" ... we are talking about "open source"? What license is
> used, GPL?


> What do we know/not know about DEC's stance towards this? Can they decided
> that somehow their intellectual property is being encumbered?

I think the VP responsible for OpenVMS was positive, but I can not find
where I saw it.

> I think a whole lot of their manuals are available to the general public; at
> least they were just sitting on the HP web site for a long time. If one
> creates software which "works alike" the publically available documentation ... is
> there any concern of lawsuit from DEC?

It does not seem so.

Roar Thronæs

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