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Re: Odoo v9 Community and Enterprise editions

by
Elmatica AS, Luis Alberto Panozzo
- 05/11/2015 17:54:54
Finally someone who mentions the USERS .... we the customers will be really anxious to see what comes out of all this change. 
I do not have enough information about what is causing the move (funding, third parties, what else?) but blasting the community with what SEEMS (please mind my words -SEEMS-) a less than fully-thought out strategic change communication should have been avoided.
I understand the need to build a steady revenue stream but somehow I guess the idea was released without enough previous feedback from the involved parties.
Why speak of two versions instead of a core and an Enterprise add-on package? (This has been said before but I still believe it is not too late to reformulate the tactical approach without changing the strategy).
But then again, who is the user (not even a customer of Odoo SA) to utter an opinion?



Luis Panozzo (Lp)
Technology Manager
Elmatica AS
luis.panozzo@elmatica.com
Skype: luispanozzo

On 11 May 2015 at 23:29, Ana Juaristi <ajuaristio@gmail.com> wrote:
PLEASE... Let this sentence be truth and let's finish with this neverending kind of licenses compatibility laberint 

+10000000 to
   => It seems that may be, if no OCA module extend a private apps AND no private apps extend OCA module, the viral clause of the AGPL doesn't apply. If that's true => End of the story, there is no more trouble.

That would be a good solution for everyone. It fits OCA needs, the interest of the users and Odoo SA needs.



2015-05-11 22:08 GMT+02:00 Fabien Pinckaers <fp@openerp.com>:
Joël,

   => It seems that may be, if no OCA module extend a private apps AND no private apps extend OCA module, the viral clause of the AGPL doesn't apply. If that's true => End of the story, there is no more trouble.

That would be a good solution for everyone. It fits OCA needs, the interest of the users and Odoo SA needs.

If it's possible, that's great!

I think its the solution we should investigate. Even if it does not work at the license level, this may be fixed by an addendum to the license or a public statement. It woud look like:

    "Despite the AGPL restrition, OCA publicly allow any Odoo user to use OCA apps, even if
    the instance contains non AGPL compatible modules. But OCA does not accept that
    someone develops a non open source modules that depends on an existing OCA module"

The "Despite the AGPL restrition" clause may not even be necessary. (I don't think so, but let's check) We have to find a way to make it legal, but it looks like it satisfies everyone interest.

At least we share a common direction. We just need to find a way to legalize it. --> I propose to discuss the final solution at the community days.


Note that you should have see to that before starting this thread ;)

Have a look at the thread, I answered to Eric's thread that announced incompatibilities between Enterprise and OCA. I answered by proposing a solution to collaborate VS a competition (your solution would do the same result if its possible)


-- 
Fabien

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