Looking for not best but accurate answer, can I fork odoo 9.0 CE ?
Does we rebrand with our own new upgrade or changes ? Shall I remove their logo from front and change mine ?
In case fork, can companies able to apply their private license ? I think now new license more better for who are not partners.
Please advice accurate answer.
Yes, you can fork it and you can do with it what you want. It is even allowed to apply proprietary licenses. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GNU_Lesser_General_Public_License
But you have to make the code available to your customers if it is a derivative work, so that they are able to modificate it on their own and reverse engineer it, as stated in the link:
The main difference between the GPL and the LGPL is that the latter allows the work to be linked with (in the case of a library, 'used by') a non-(L)GPLed program, regardless of whether it is free software or proprietary software.
The non-(L)GPLed program can then be distributed under any terms if it is not a derivative work. If it is a derivative work, then the program's terms must allow for "modification for the customer's own use and reverse engineering for debugging such modifications."
As of the nature and structure of Odoo, whatever you want to do with it, it will almost certainly be a derivative work.
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