What you should know about z/OS, z/VSE, z/VM and their supported products for the IBM Z Personal Development Tool (zPDT)
IBM Software stacks for zPDT systems provide qualified PartnerWorld Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) with z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE and associated middleware products. The z/OS Software stack for the zPDT systems is built two times per year typically coinciding with the release of new versions of z/OS. The z/VM and z/VSE Software stacks are updated periodically.
NOTE: All IBM Software stacks for zPDT systems are provided via downloads from the site. DVDs are not available.
NOTE: There is an annual US $900 subscription fee for the use of the IBM Software stacks for zPDT systems. This annual fee covers the z/OS, z/VM, and z/VSE Software stacks in any combination. One stack, two stacks or three stacks are available for a single US $900 fee.
Announcements, Changes and Updates for zPDT Systems
All ISVs should obtain zPDT 1090 software emulator updates through Information Technology Company (ITC) by visiting their web site, www.itconline.com .     IBM employees must obtain the zPDT 1090 software emulator updates from IBM Resource Link.
REMINDER: The z/OS Software stack is encrypted and requires the zPDT 1090 software emulator Version 1.6. or above.
Currently supported IBM Software stacks for the zPDT and Download Information.
The use of the z/OS, z/VM, and z/VSE IBM Software stacks (also known as ADCD) for zPDT systems are restricted to qualified PartnerWorld Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) who are active participants in the IBM Z Developer Discount Program (zDD) and are licensed to use the z Personal Development Tool (zPDT) system.
The IBM Software stacks and associated downloads are licensed to the specific system by zPDT machine type/model serial number and cannot be transferred to any other machine. The Programs provided in the IBM Software stacks and associated downloads, are owned by IBM or an IBM supplier, and are copyrighted and licensed, not sold. Use of the products provided in the IBM Software stacks and associated downloads, are subject to the terms and conditions of the IBM Customer Agreement (ICA) - Attachment for Developer Discount - z System, and associated Addendum, the individual product licenses, and the associated Application Developers Controlled Distribution (ADCD) License Agreements for each IBM Software stack (z/OS, z/VM, z/VSE).
Use of the software included with the IBM Software stacks on any other system or software emulator is strictly prohibited and is in violation of the terms and conditions of the ADCD License agreements and the z System Developer Discount offering.
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