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Re: Odoo v9 Community and Enterprise editions

Dave Ellison
- 05/08/2015 05:53:25

Completely agree, a few "community" projects which feel crippled and community effectively felt like if you did not use the "enterprise" version, there was less priority and subsequently pretty much died as a good open source project. I understand open source is free, but not as free in money, but in ability to get access to the code and transparency of the project. I understand you need to make money, I felt the partnership model, hosted platform and paid support worked well. However I have no idea of your financials. Reason I choose Odoo where I work now and for a small project previous, over Openbravo, is the fact there was not a crippled "community" version with priorities on the "enterprise". I feel personally it is a bit of a sell out and very similar to what Steam tried pulling on paid mods. Just money grabbing, perhaps reasons why would be a good start. I know this seems a bit of a rant, but I feel deeply for this project.

I don't want to sound like a whining freeloader, because I have two outside work projects, which run on the hosted platform. Perhaps create a community mandate, something that clearly outlines what you will do for the community version and what we can expect. Not the "you get this and the paid version gets this" comparison.

This community since version 8 has moved so much further than the previous years. It is now good means of communicating and helping one another. Just do not kill it off, for pure profit.


On 07/05/15 17:42, Luis Panozzo wrote:
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Regretfully, I have to concur with Anders ...

Luis Panozzo (Lp)
Technology Manager
Elmatica AS
Skype: luispanozzo

On 7 May 2015 at 16:31, Anders Wallenquist <> wrote:
Den 2015-05-07 15:43, Antony Lesuisse skrev:
> With version 9, we will release 2 editions of odoo: Odoo Community and Odoo
> Enterprise.

I think its a bad idea. A very bad idea. Looking at other free software 
project this kind of changes has made a lot damage to the community and 
the product in whole. For example; we have done a lot of work with 
"crm_voip" modules - but as a paid module or a module in "Enterprise 
Edition" its impossible to interact the way that makes free software 
rock. To continue our work for customers that uses Asterisk with Odoo we 
have to build another infrastructure which is double work, increases 
cost and slows down the development. The development of "enterprise 
edition" reduces the transparency and will not help customers who does 
large investments in Odoo-development to do that in an efficient and 
strategic manner.

I'm aware that OpenERP SA needs business offerings - and thats good in 
general - but all changes that makes it harder to contribute to Odoo and 
work in interaction with OpenERP SA and other contributors make the 
product weaker and kills cooperation. Give as better better offerings to 
resell to our customers instead.

I sincerely hope that this nonsense ends before OpenERP SA completely 
destroys their ability to make Odoo to a profitable system for all parties.

My 10 cents,

Anders Wallenquist
Vertel AB

> Odoo Enterprise will consist of Odoo Community plus a set of enterprise only
> features (or in technical term, an additional repository with extra modules).
> Some new features that have been under developement latetly will be in
> enterprise such as electronic signature, integration with shipping providers.
> For example the crm_voip module (currently published as a paid app on the app
> store) will be in the enterprise repository. However core modules like the new
> accounting remains in the Community version.
> Odoo community will be supported as much as Odoo enterprise, Odoo Community is
> the foundation of Odoo Enterprise and it will remain free and open source as LGPL.
> For technical users, they can access the code through the same GitHub
> repository. The community version 9 will be at odoo/odoo#9.0 and the
> development branch is still at odoo/odoo#master.
> Odoo Enterprise users (and partners) will have access to the enterprise
> repository containing only the additional modules.
> You might have wondered why odoo master has not been pushed for a few weeks.
> The reason is that we had some feature branches with those extra modules, we
> did not want to push the merged branches as LGPL.
> We are currently filtering the branch with git-filter-branch before we can
> push it back to master.
> Antony.
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