OpenVMS 3.x + port?

John E. Malmberg wb8tyw at
Sat Sep 11 02:17:03 GMT 2004

Hello All,

I have been away from this list for a while.

If anyone is working on, or is interested in working on implementing 
SAMBA 3.x and later on the OpenVMS platforms, can you please contact me, 
either on this list, the samba-vms mailing list, or even by e-mail.

I am starting again to work on SAMBA for OpenVMS again, and would prefer 
to collaborate with others, than to work alone.

I am also disclosing that I work at HP on the OpenVMS operating system, 
but currently doing SAMBA work is not in my "official" position, so this 
work, I am mostly doing on my own.

But that also means that I may be able to provide some assistance in 
getting through some confusion on the various HP programs.

I can also help in setting up a build environment that can take 
advantage of OpenVMS features.

What resources are available for interested parties:

HP has a program for Hobbyists where free licenses are available for 
non-commercial home use of OpenVMS, and a user group is selling CD-ROM 
media with the operating systems and compilers at a low cost.

There is an open source emulator for VAX that is available that will run 
OpenVMS/VAX on many platforms including most Unixes.

For commercial ventures there is a DSPP program that allows licenses and 
equipment to be purchased at reduce costs.

It is quite possible that for most purposes, the free hobby licenses are 
all that are required.

wb8tyw at
Personal Opinion Only

More information about the samba-technical mailing list