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Re: CLA and App Store

Antony Lesuisse (al)
- 02/28/2015 05:42:31
On 02/27/2015 11:53 AM, Daniel Reis wrote:
> Hello Fabien,
> I also have some questions on the app store.
> Maybe they can contribute to improve the information on the website.
> The context as I see it - as a paid module publisher:
> a) I register in Odoo app store and publish my modules with a price on
> them, either private or public code.
> b) People them then buy them, paying to Odoo the price listed, and then
> get access to download the module.
> c) Then Odoo pays me 70% of charged price.
> My questions:
> a1) What is the a contract, or at least the terms of use, of the app
> store? At least to make it clear what is Odoo's role between me and the
> buyer. And Odoo will be collecting money using my name and work, so some
> legal guarantees should be provided.

It's still a work in progress, but in the end we want to use similar terms and 
condition as google play or apple app store.

Currently we simply use the website_sale_digital module, so the customer 
receive an invoice from Odoo. And the seller has to invoice us the 70% like 
the old CTP program.

In future we would like to change the system so that Odoo apps will be a 
market and the sales will occur between the customer and the app seller.

My answers reflect the goal not the current status.

> b1) What business operation is going on - it's Odoo reselling software
> licenses, right?

Nope, you sell to customers, we will invoice you the distribution cost of 30%.

> b2) On EU are these digital goods and will charge VAT on destination
> country? Will you add VAT on top of the module owner's price?

Yes that's why we use

> b3) As a publisher, what are my liabilities on the sold software? Can I
> waive responsibilities GNU license style?

You are responsable of the software you distribute but you can (and should) 
include a warranty clause in your EULA.

> b4) Bought modules can be re-downloaded at any time, can be
> (re)installed in any instance the buying user wants?

Yes, the code is similar to

> b5) Does the buyer have automatic access to modules upgrades? Can I
> publish a major version of a module and ask for an upgrade fee?

No the product is linked to the latest version of the module on apps.

> b6) What about dependencies, when they can also have a price? The bought
> module price will automatically include dependencies? Can they be form
> other publishers?

Yes the price is the sum of its dependencies.

> b7) Can the buyer return the module and get his money back?

We would like to introduce a 24h refund.

> b8) Can I change the price for my module? Any limitations or rules on that?

No, change the manifest and it will be updated within 24h.

> c1) How do I get paid? Bank transfer? I'm in the Euro zone, but so you
> support other regions? What about transfer expenses? Is there a minimum
> transfer value?

We will pay you by wire transfer, IBAN in europe, i'm not sure about the US it 
might be checks.

> c2) When paying me, will you request an invoice? I must be a company or
> can be an individual?

We will invoice you the 30%, if you are company in europe you may deduct VAT.

> c3) Will Odoo withhold taxes on these payments?

Nope you will be responsible to declare and pay the taxes, in europe we will 
compute them for you but you will have to pay them.