For more than four years, a small team of devoted volunteers has put open source tools onto OpenVMS servers. The effort is focusing on OpenVMS 8.4 for the IA-64 servers from HP Enterprise. In the latest development for the project, the volunteers are bringing the new x86 version of OpenVMS from VMS Software Inc. into the picture.
This isn’t the first proposed project expansion. Volunteers say one stretch goal makes open source serve the OpenVMS VAX 7.3 release, too. One of the prizes of this work is perl, operating on OpenVMS.