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Re: git mailmap, CLA and blame, licenseby
So keep up the good work.
I am confident that you already know that doing so will really lower Odoo user base, thus its market share.
Thanks Fabien for your precisions.Well, so we will have to believe you on not changing the license to a closed-source one.
On Tue, Feb 10, 2015 at 1:12 PM, Fabien Pinckaers <email@example.com> wrote:
> It's true but from what I know it only apply to the contribution you > make to the core. If you don't want Odoo SA to own your contributions, > you just have to make a module. No CLA is required for community module. Yes, it's only for contributions to the core. > The CLA is important for open-source projects, even the OCA ask to sign > it. Remember the lack of CLA is the reason why the linux kernel is still > in GPLv2 and not GPLv3, they were not able to find and ask the > permission to every contributors. Honestly, I though Odoo SA should > start asking for it long ago. > > That said after seeing the mail from afayolle, I think a change > restriction to only the OSI-approved licenses (like OCA did for their > CLA) would be greatly appreciated. What have been done in AGPL/LGPL will always stay in AGPL/LGPL. That's the best guarantee we can give you. There are plenty of reason why want to have the possibility to dual license to a non OSI-approved license (and it will not change the fact that you still own a AGPL/LGPL version of Odoo): - to conform to big customers policies: we had to do it with the "AGPL+Private use" clause in the past for a few key customers - for technical reasons (e.g. its not possible to certify an open source accounting software in some countries. Thus a dual license may help to get a certification) - for business reasons: if our model can not sustain R&D efforts, it's better to go for an hybrid model rather than stopping completely our contributions because of a bankruptcy. --> that's one of the reason why we launched the Apps store. Those extra revenues may help financing a better open source core. Thanks, -- Fabien Pinckaers Odoo Founder Phone: +18.104.22.168.00 Web: https://www.odoo.com Twitter: @fpodoo Instant Demo: https://odoo.com/start