OS/400 V3R2 License Keys for hobbyist use
bear at typewritten.org
Mon Mar 26 02:02:46 CDT 2007
On Mar 25, 2007, at 9:41 PM, Doc Shipley wrote:
> The RISC systems, otoh, are licensed by right of ownership. At
> least as regards the base OS, if you own the hardware you are
> licensed to run OS/400.
Close, but wrong.
OS/400 V4 (and later) is licensed by hardware ownership, i.e. you own
the hardware you can transfer the existing license from the prior
owner. Supposedly IBM will sell you media in this case for $100, but
in practice if the software is beyond its support life, i.e. all V4
releases, you're out of luck.
The first RISC release was V3R7 (or maybe it was V3R6). It is not
possible to transfer the license for these versions if you get a
machine with this version installed. It is true the last CISC release
was V3R1, so no CISC machine can have its licenses transferred.
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