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Re: Shipping Module for v7.0

- 02/26/2015 12:02:08
I think we can avoid another generic discussion on licensing. Chris
made no mistake in his statements so far.
He can open an indiegogo campaign to improve an AGPL module for
Openerp V7 or/and create an AGPL module with Odoo V8 or/and wait for
LGPL licensing and create a proprietary module for Odoo V8?  or V9?
(depending on versioning at that time).
In any case, an AGPL module must be available to all kinds of users,
and to everybody if you use the CMS or Shop module of Version 8.
Chris probably understood, that any proprietary module on V8? or V9?
will prevent the use of any AGPL module from the community, in
particular many localisations and industry specifics.

2015-02-26 17:47 GMT+01:00 Nicholas Riegel <>:
> In general, I think there is alot of misunderstand about open source
> licenses, and not just in this thread or with the Odoo/OpenERP community.
> My understanding is source code released under the LGPL is similar to the
> GPL and also requires source code to be made available to parties the
> software is distributed (sold, given away for free, etc) to.  The difference
> with the LGPL vs GPL is that proprietary and other non LGPL licensed code
> can be linked, depend, extend, etc on the LGPL code. LGPL is also know as
> the "Library" GPL. The official name is Lesser General Public License. AGPL
> requires the source be made available to all users of the software over a
> network and not just parties the software is distributed to.
> Examples:
> Odoo / OpenERP - AGPL
> Module - must be AGPL, AGPL +  Odoo Private Use License
> Odoo - GPL (only provided as an example)
> Module  - must be GPL (only provided as an example)
> Odoo - LGPL
> Module  - can be released under any licenses, including (but not limited
> to): closed source, GPL. LGPL, Apache, BSD, MIT, Mozilla, etc
> I don't think OpenERP v7 will be converted to LGPL, although I am not 100%
> sure since I do not hold the copyright for that code nor work for the
> company who owns the majority of the copyright for the code (Odoo SA).
> This is a good site about open source licenses, including links to the full
> license language.
> I hope this helps.
> Nicholas Riegel
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> On 02/26/2015 02:02 AM, Chris Jones wrote:
cite="" > type="cite"> > > AGPL requires that any code be made available to users of that system. It > does not require that the code be made available to the public Internet, but > does not stop that distribution if it happens. > > If anyone sees merit in a robust shipping module for openerp and would be > open to an indiegogo campaign let me know otherwise I'll probably wait until > it can be released under LGPL as a paid module. > > On Feb 25, 2015 9:43 PM, "cubells" <> wrote: >> >> El 26/02/15 a les 00:28, Chris Jones ha escrit: >> > AGPL does not force sharing of code to the general public. By open >> > source I mean that i would make it publically available and continuing >> > to support it. >> >> I think you understand incorrectly the AGPL license: >> >> >> >> >> -- >> Atentament, cubells. >> -- >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Mailing-List: >> Post to: >> Unsubscribe: > > _______________________________________________ > Mailing-List: > Post to: > Unsubscribe: > > > _______________________________________________ > Mailing-List: > Post to: > Unsubscribe: