Campus License Program CSLG - What is included?

Talk about commercial or opensource products that already exist for OpenVMS or may be available in the future.
Post Reply

Topic author
madsweeney
VSI Expert
Contributor
Posts: 22
Joined: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:23 am
Reputation: 0
Status: Offline

Campus License Program CSLG - What is included?

Post by madsweeney » Tue Aug 24, 2021 6:21 pm

VMS Software offers special pricing for universities and colleges who use OpenVMS in an educational or research capacity. Originally when introduced by Digital Equipment Corporation the intention of the Campus program was to promote VMS Operating system curriculum in the computer science departments. Dating myself, the Computer Algorithms class I took at Boston University used a VMS VAX cluster for class exercises and programming assignments. If you know of a university that still teaches OpenVMS, I'd love to hear about them.

The CSLG license available through VMS Software gives the licensee entitlement to use the products listed below. More information on the products is available on the VMS website Products page, https://vmssoftware.com/products/list/.

Alpha CSLG - Everthing
=======================
Alpha-System - Operating system
Alpha-LP - All layered products and compilers

Integrity CSLG - Almost everything
==========================================
OPENVMS-I64-HAOE - High Availability Operating Environment
ABS-CLIENT-I64 - Archive Backup System Client
ABS-SERVER-I64 -Archive Backup System Server
ACMS - Application Control Management SDK and Server
ACMS-REM - Application Control Management Unlimited remote use
ACMS-RT - Application Control Management Unlimited Runtime Support
BASIC - Basic Compiler
C - C Compiler
CARTRIDGE-SERVER-V - Tape Cartridge server
CMS - Code Managment System
COBOL - COBOL Compiler
CXX-V - C++ Compiler
DCE-APP-DEV - Distributed Computing Environment SDK
DCE-CDS - Distributed Computing Environment Name Service
DFG - Defgragger
DFS - Distributed File System
DTM - DEC Test manager
DTR - Datatrieve
FMS - Forms Management System SDK
FMS-RT - Forms Management System Runtime Support
FORMS - DECForms SDK
FORMS-RT - DECforms Runtime support
FORTRAN - Fortran Compiler
GKS - Graphical Kernel System SDK
GKS-RT - Graphical Kernel System Runtime Support
HSM-SERVER - Hierarchical Storage Management Server
LSE - Language Sensitive Editor
MMS - Module Management system
PASCAL - Pascal Compiler
PCA - Performace Coverage Analyzer
RMSJNL - RMS Journaling
RTR-CL - Reliable Transaction Router, OpenVMS Client - Linux version available
RTR-SVR - Reliable Transaction Router, OpenVMS Server - Linux version available
SAVE-SET-MANAGER - Save Set Manager
SW-RAID5 - RAID5
TDMS - TDMS Forms SDK
TDMS-RT - TDMS Runtime Support
VAXSET - VAXSET / DECset Tools
VMSCLUSTER - VMS Clusters
VMSCLUSTER-CLIENT - VMS Cluster Client, non-voting cluster member
VOLSHAD - Volume Shadowing
Dave "Mad" Sweeney
Chief Customer Advocate
VMS Software, Inc.
Burlington, MA 01803
USA


davefroble
Visitor
Posts: 1
Joined: Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:57 pm
Reputation: 0
Status: Offline

Re: Campus License Program CSLG - What is included?

Post by davefroble » Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:01 pm

Wouldn't it have been easier to list what wasn't available on itanic ?


jgd@cix.co.uk
Visitor
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Aug 06, 2021 11:05 am
Reputation: 0
Status: Offline

Re: Campus License Program CSLG - What is included?

Post by jgd@cix.co.uk » Wed Aug 25, 2021 5:43 am

davefroble wrote:
Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:01 pm
Wouldn't it have been easier to list what wasn't available on itanic ?
Not for universities that aren't familiar with VMS, and have little idea what's available.


Topic author
madsweeney
VSI Expert
Contributor
Posts: 22
Joined: Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:23 am
Reputation: 0
Status: Offline

Re: Campus License Program CSLG - What is included?

Post by madsweeney » Wed Aug 25, 2021 10:23 am

A list of what is not availalbe whould be shorter. :)

In comp.os.vms there is chatter about pricing. Contact sales@vmssoftware.com for information on CSLG pricing. It would help expedite the pricing calculation if the output of the VSI$SUPPORT.COM DCL script, downloadable here https://vmssoftware.com/products/vsisupport/, is included for the servers you want to license.
Dave "Mad" Sweeney
Chief Customer Advocate
VMS Software, Inc.
Burlington, MA 01803
USA


jlodom
Visitor
Posts: 1
Joined: Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:20 pm
Reputation: 0
Status: Offline

Re: Campus License Program CSLG - What is included?

Post by jlodom » Thu Nov 18, 2021 4:46 pm

Hmmmm ... I have been a fan of students learning about VMS from the Vax days. I regularly teach C++ and it would be useful to show them that C++ is used on many different systems, not just Windows and Unix-Like OSes.

What I think would be best to teach these principles does not exist yet, but for your consideration, we need:

1. A VMS license similar to Community, but for Education, which has a minimal set of layered products. It should definitely include the programming languages. Basic clustering might also be good for an OS class. It should be licensed per class of students (so for maybe 30 students and 2 instructors)

2. A version of VMS that is easy to install on either a VM or very basic Cloud service (AWS or Azure). The thinking here is that an instructor would throw it up (likely in the cloud) a week before class starts and then destroy it once the term ends.

This would be a lightweight way to incorporate VMS into existing classes like programming, networkings, OS, security etc. The pieces basically exist (or will as soon as 9.1/9.2 is out and has any Cloud support) but a specific educational licensing program should exist for them.

My two cents.

--Johnnie

Post Reply