Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 23rd Nov 2012 14:03 UTC
In the News Hard to believe, but articles are popping up at business websites claiming that venerable Hewlett-Packard may fail. In their most recent fiasco, HP wrote off a loss of $8.8 of their $11.1 US billion acquisition of Autonomy and have alleged fraud in the deal. Revenue is down 7% from a year ago and the stock has hit a 10-year low. The company is laying off 27K employees but that may not be enough. Some speculate HP might be broken up into parts with buy-outs involved. This article from last May offers a good in-depth analysis of how all these problems came to pass.
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The sad truth is that an X64 version of OpenVMS wouldn't generate enough revenue to fund the development.

Maybe, but seems $11.1B has spent on a rubbish rather than improving its own product/service, the management board has serious problem.

VMS on Itenium is dead end.

Maybe Open source VMS will make its name OpenVMS really mean "open" in current sense, and they could build a community around it.

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