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Re: module cmms (gmao) and copyright

by NexusPrj Chiu <> - 04/03/2015 20:11:28
Hi there, let look at the other direction, have any of commercial software company ever been suit for their bugs?  How M$ sell their endless-patched OS and applications, and the distributors sold them without any lawsuits? They are protected by the same disclaimer as in AGPL and other similar open source licence agreements.  

But for the people using those tools to make profit the. The liabilities are laid upon the one's planning/engineer/execution/testing skills/capabilities , not the tools.  Liabilities come from the source of the profits-bearer not the tools used for the profits.

One Chinese saying, "Without the strength, don't wave that sword!"

So, this also brings one key concept: open sources software is never free!!  Source codes is free to acquired but the skills to use, to test, to implement require adequate training, experience, and knowledge which never free in any professional domain.      

2015-04-01 16:22 GMT+08:00 David Beal <>:

Thanks to notice it to the community

@Ait-Mlouk Addi

In such case, create a new module for new features to separate your merchant work from community work.
Have you any warranty on your paid module and insurance in case of broken impact on the database of your customer.
Don't you afraid of possible law pursuits from your customer if your module have a negative impact (data loss or modified) even in the particular case of your customer use ?

my 2 cents

David BEAL - Akretion
Odoo Development / Integration
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2015-03-31 17:47 GMT+02:00 abdrahman elkafil <>:
mister ait mlouk you are free to add some functionnalities but don't forget to mention the initial contributor nextma in v5 and heonium make changement and transfert it to v6

if you don't be in my company to working in this project to migrate it to v7 i understate your opinion
but in your case you simply forget our name in your module please be gentlemen and not try to justify what is not judtify


2015-03-31 16:34 GMT+01:00 Ait-Mlouk Addi <>:
Hi community and opensource experts
I ported this module(cmms)  from v5 (Héonium)  to v 8 with new features then i mentioned Héonium company name to respect GPL terms, just a few overview to user guid created by this company (Héonium ) you will see my new functionalities (reorganization,workflow, mailling ...)
if there is anaything wrong in this contribution please let me know 

2015-03-31 9:23 GMT+02:00 Lionel Sausin <>:
TL;DR: contact them and politely ask for attribution.
Ideally you could work together towards OCA adoption.

I assume your module has always been licensed under (A)GPL
So anyone can change whatever they want as long as the source is 
available. To my knowledge you can't impose attribution under xGPL.
And they can charge whatever they like for their version. If they make 
money with your work, good for them - it's fair in the GNU spirit.

If they'd made a closed-source fork that's another story: then you'd be 
entitled to sue. But even then a direct and polite approach is said to 
give the best results.

In other news, Heonium's been officially out of business since october :

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