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Re: Odoo v9 Community and Enterprise editions

Houssine BAKKALI
- 05/08/2015 08:04:20
forking is not an option, at least for now... it will be very bad for the community, the partners (even the non official ones), the customers and most important the Odoo product itself...

what should happen it that Odoo find a sustainable business model for themselve that won't have downside for the other actors of the ecosystem... and I doubt on the fact that the entreprise pack will generate more entreprise contract without keep big improvement step for it excluding the Odoo CMS improvements from the core addons.. That's what I'm afraid of...

Odoo SA should know first what should be their profitable margin... You can not said that the "sky is the limit" for income aspect... they should be a balance to stay sustainable... And for sure Odoo SA has to be profitable and make money... not a lot of but a sufficient amount... this is the spirit of open source...

That should a discussion where community (OCA) should be involved not just the gold partners... the first step could be to just communicate on the turnover expected by year and how far are they from it and how to help.

So to summurize my thoughs :
  • Forking in not an option
  • Odoo SA should stay financially healthy and make benefit
  • Partners should find a balance between their investment and their profit
  • Make life easier for partners (official or not)
  • Customers should find a great product which is what is Odoo when packaged with OCA addons

2015-05-08 13:12 GMT+02:00 Naran M <>:

I wouldn't really understand how this will be beneficial to OpenERP SA, seems to be a narrow approach for short-term benefits. With Odoo Paid Modules it makes absolute sense and make revenue on volume. Tagging the application as “Community” & “Enterprise” versions sounds like a completely different code base and takes greater effort for the partners to explain to their potential leads and customers. What I could see OpenERP SA forgotten about the fact that majority of the successful Odoo implementations till now were done by Partners and Community members (non-partners) with the help of community addons (OCA , OCB). Being a partner myself I could confidently say the implementations we have done so far were successful because of community support, haven’t used OpenERP SA support till now ( It’s another story why we haven’t used them)

More importantly, so called “advanced features” in enterprise version, can’t the community users develop and share them if needed and which will ultimately deployed at their customer sites, wouldn’t this detrimental to OpenERP SA compared them selling their modules as paid version which can be purchased by partners and community members.

It’s sad to see the ideology gets buried when the VC's enters into the business and the focus shifts from building a great software to protect shareholders (btw, nothing wrong protecting the shareholders but this becomes a priority which is a unfortunate)


On 7 May 2015, at 11:43 pm, Antony Lesuisse <> wrote:

With version 9, we will release 2 editions of odoo: Odoo Community and Odoo 

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.


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