The Question is:
1. What is meant by the term "Layered" in 'OpenVMS Layered Products'?
2. Are the following products "Layered" products? ...
DECWindows 1.2.5 (Motif)
DECnet Phase IV
DECnet OSI Phase V
DCOM (Alpha Only)
Java (Alpha Only)
DEC C Pascal
BASIC (VAX Only)
The Answer is :
Compaq and third-party products are generally classified as being
Layered Products (LPs) or System-Integrated Products (SIPs) -- either
separately installed onto OpenVMS, or built directly into the operating
system and shipped with OpenVMS (and potentially separately licensed,
configured, and activated), respectvely.
This particular distinction is arguably meaningless to all but the
OpenVMS Engineering team.