Call off the firing squad: HP grants stay of execution to OpenVMS

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Aug 1, 2014 12:03 PM EDT
The Register; By Neil McAllister
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In a surprise move, HP has granted OpenVMS a new lease on life, effectively reversing last year's decision to mothball the venerable server OS. HP hasn't changed its mind about its latest OpenVMS roadmap, which has it ending standard support for some versions of the OS next year and pulling the plug completely by 2020. Rather, it has granted an exclusive license to another company, VMS Software Inc. (VSI), to take over after its own support ends.

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