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Re: Odoo v9 Paid Apps

- 05/11/2015 19:38:38
Reading your email Fabien, we would think sell a module and earn money
is not possible with AGPL or any copyleft licence. It's not true, Odoo
SA could sell its VOIP application on and use an AGPL
licence... in that way it wouldn't prevent installation of AGPL licenced
modules (licence that you choose a few years ago to protect Odoo in a
better way than GPL did).

The issue is not about paid modules of free of charge modules, it's
about protect contributors' work with a viral licence (like AGPL).

Odoo is growing since ten years and could keep growing at his own
rhythm. No need to rush and risk to divide the community. It's ok to
experiment diferent businness models over the years. Context is
difficult... but break the "no proprietary" commitment is different.

If you want so much too growth very very fast, you will need dozens of
proprietary modules like the SIP one. Will added value (and investment)
of the future Odoo releases be moslty in Entreprise branch ? In that
case where would be the original soul of the project (collaboration,
collective débug and improvement...) ?

My two cents.

Le 12/05/2015 00:12, Anders Wallenquist a écrit :
> Den 2015-05-11 22:48, Michael Grosser skrev:
cite="" > type="cite"> > Additionally having a paid app doesn't mean it can't be opensource or > AGPL. One could reduce the sales of the other, but at the same time > reduce development ressources needed for upkeeping and expending due to > shared work on the module... > > I agree with Michael > > Regards, > > Anders Wallenquist >
cite="" > type="cite"> > > On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 9:22 PM, Ovnicraft < > <>> wrote: > > > > On Mon, May 11, 2015 at 2:02 PM, Fabien Pinckaers < > <>> wrote: > > I think I should share a real example with the community. > > 4 months ago, we released our first paid app (VOIP module) as a > test: > > > The revenue is growing more month over month and, today, the > VOIP module's revenue is nearly at a level of a full time > developer salary. It's great because this revenue allows pay one > developer full time to develop more Odoo Apps. > > > Is it bad for the customer? I don't think so, most of them are > happy to get a great module for a few hundred dollars. > > Is it bad for the community? No. If they don't like this module, > they just don't buy it. They can even build their own open > source, like this > one: > > Is it bad for partners? An extra revenue stream for partners > that contribute a lot would be great. Most partners can't even > assign a full time developer building modules that serve the > community as a whole or to upgrade their own module. Most of > them are only dedicated to customer project, not on "generic" > modules. > > > Do we want to say to VOIP module customers: "You can not use OCA > modules because of license incompatibilities"? No, the more > people use the OCA module the more the OCA will grow. (even if > those guys also use the VOIP module) > > Do we want to say to OCA users: "You can not use the VOIP > module!"? If they want, why would you force them not to do it? > If you are against paid modules, don't use it yourself, but > don't restrict the others to benefit from them. > > > Hi Fabien your example is totally clear for all of us and its ok, > you have a model business growing, but here my big question is: How > OCA can restrict the others to benefit from cases ? > > IMO the @Joel email about all was really great clarification to all > of this. > > Regards, > > My 2 cents, > > > Fabien > > _______________________________________________ > Mailing-List: > Post to: > <> > Unsubscribe: > > > > > -- > > > Cristian Salamea on > > Cristian Salamea > > > > _______________________________________________ > Mailing-List: > Post to: <> > Unsubscribe: > > > _______________________________________________ > Mailing-List: > Post to: > Unsubscribe: > > > _______________________________________________ > Mailing-List: > Post to: > Unsubscribe: >