VMS ecosystem revisited

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This site is the first public action of HP-Interex for the OpenVMS ecosystem.

OpenVMS enters a new transition with the end of the Itanium hardware architecture. Many analyzes speak of an End of Life for OpenVMS.

Watever the new episode could be, the OpenVMS ecosysem is entering a new phase of ten to fifteen years. At worst evaluations, OpenVMS will survive the death announcements at least as long as HP-3000, which is still present today after the announcement of his death in 2003.

For this phase can be lived serenely ecosystem OpenVMS must have tools, and have means of expressing its needs.

Ecosystems are often independent of their main suppliers : OpenVMS has already changed owners twice, stories of Unix vendors are more than complex. It is necessary that an ecosystem shoul have independent means to understand itself and then help suppliers construct their offer.

HP-Interex France intends to help the ecosystem to specify its needs, to make acquire providers an objective view of the environment. First goal.

The OpenVMS community must also qualify for itself its technical constraints, the specifications of target systems, and provide the right tools for a transition. The second goal of our work is to help the OpenVMS community for this long-term task.

Another urgent task is clear: allow the passing of the baton to a new generation who would know OpenVMS. HP-Interex France is committed to help enthusiasts OpenVMS to share their passion, build training facilities for OpenVMS. Third objective.

This site is natively multilingual.

The emergence of the computer ecosystem concept is contemporary with an universal concern for ecology, that is to say, for the interdependence of living in diversity.  In this diversity that of languages is a treasure. The same trend is noticeable in computer science, and we had to point that out.

Moreover it is the force of a community that is expressed neither in English nor in French who supported our moral in this project. Our site is native Swedish, English and French.

 (All items are not translated, and we work to improve our level in Swedish and English, but we still have some work in these domains. So any proposal translation or translation improvement is welcomed (post here : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )).
  1. Continue our investigation by proposing to expand the number of respondents and to deepen the contents (see Survey)
  2. Make this site a tool for (and by) the OpenVMS community :
    • so, provide us with information,
    • participate in the forum (coming soon on the site),
    • submit feature articles:
      • your analyses,
      • your definition of OpenVMS, its specificities (see What is OpenVMS)
      • specify your needs.
    • To suggest suppliers to submit their offers (sponsored pages or shares).
  3. Launch a news-letter about our work. At the moment all those who responded to our survey are subscribers automatically.
  4. Support all opportunities of meetings for the OpenVMS community (national meetings, European meetings, TUD, bootcamp, webcast, newsletters, individual contacts)
  5. Participate in the establishment of scientific and educational places around for OpenVMS, critical systems, reverse engineering.

These actions are only possible if there are specialy commited actors who support it : we ask those who wish to join us, to participate in the work of HP-Interex France in general, or to volunteer for the drafting of this site (currently reserved for French , Swedish or English speakers :=) ). A working meeting will soon be held in France.

This work is at the very beginning, and it remains to determine more accurately the way for small or large companies, individuals or associations to join ; it remains to organize the structures of communication and organization, or association with other structures ; it remains to devise a sustainable funding. As many things as we will develop with those who join us and we will present on this site or our news letter.

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