Re: Free Download End User License Agreement
FYI, I just got this (anonymous) reply from Corel.
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Date: Tue, 30 Nov 1999 16:45:55 -0500
From: "Feedback Linux" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Peter S Galbraith <email@example.com>
Subject: Re: Free Download End User License Agreement
Sorry I was not able to get back to you earlier, but I got a little bit
of email that day.
Corel is merely satisfying a Canadian law (Corel is a Canadian company)
that states that it is illegal for a company to enter into a contract
with a minor.
Peter S Galbraith wrote:
> A few days ago, I wrote to you:
> > Hello,
> > http://linux.corel.com/products/linux_os/eula.htm says:
> > 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.
> > The Debian GNU/Linux distribution (and the GPL) on which Corel
> > Linux is based has no such requirements (that the end user be 18
> > years of age). Therefore Corel is itself BREAKING the license
> > that allows them to modidy and redistribute GPLed code.
> > Please have the decency to remove this notice before it winds up
> > on Slashdot, or worse, before code authors make you do so.
> > Peter Galbraith (not speaking for Debian as a whole, just myself),
> > Debian developer
> As it turns out, it did wind up on www.slashdot.org.
> It's likely that Corel is not doing anything illegal here. Corel
> is just doing something stupid, greatly annoying some of the
> people who are supplying Corel with code Corel can sell.
> Peter Galbraith (not speaking for Debian as a whole, just myself),
> Debian developer
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