writes "There's an interesting-- and disturbing-- clause in the EULA for Corel's new Linux distribution-- namely, you can't download it unless you're over 18. No mention of an exception for those with parental permission is mentioned. As one who first used Linux at 13 or 14, and first installed it himself at 16, I'm shocked and very much upset. Thoughts?"
We've got the offended section of the EULA attached below. Interestingly enough, Corel Linux is based on Debian which has a huge percentage of minor aged developers. Apparently they aren't even allowed to download their own code.
The snippet in question is very close to the top of the EULA. Here are the top few lines-- read for yourself, or read it off of Corel's site here:
End User License Agreement
IMPORTANT: READ CAREFULLY THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THE
FOLLOWING AGREEMENT ("LICENSE") BEFORE DOWNLOADING THE
PRODUCT. BY CLICKING "ACCEPT" BELOW:
1.YOU CERTIFY THAT YOU ARE NOT A MINOR AND THAT YOU AGREE
TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS SET OUT IN
THE LICENSE BELOW. DOWNLOADING AND/OR USING THE
PRODUCT WILL BE AN IRREVOCABLE ACCEPTANCE OF THE TERMS
AND CONDITIONS OF THE LICENSE.