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Re: Odoo v9 Paid Apps

by
Anders Wallenquist
- 05/12/2015 02:18:16
Well said Robert,

Regards

Anders


Den 2015-05-12 08:12, robert rottermann skrev:
> Hi Fabien, hi community
>
> I am new to odoo but an old hand with open source.
>
> I believe that odoo is about to do a crippling move..
> On 11.05.2015 21:02, 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:
> > https://apps.openerp.com/apps/modules/8.0/crm_voip/
> >
> > 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.
> >
> thas great, and I congratulate you
> >
> > 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.
> yes it is bad.
> Open source is about to be able to adapt.
> So not the fact that the user has to pay a few hundred dollars is bad (he will
> have to pay that money whether it is open source or not)
> But the fact that it is a vendor lock in cripples his ability to select freely.
>
> >
> > 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:
> > https://apps.openerp.com/apps/modules/8.0/asterisk_click2dial/
> rubbish (sorry for using a blunt expression).
> You force the community to start to move into a grey zone of not knowing when
> coping is "stealing" from your intellectual rights and when it is recreation.
> >
> > 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.
> Yes, most partner are probably to small.
> For MOST of them this not being able to adapt to their market niche is crippling.
> >
> >
> > 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.
> again.
> It is not "paid" that is crippling.
> There is little free software out their that can be used by a non it
> professional for free.
> It is the FACTUAL inability to form, to play, to enhance: to CONTRIBUTE
>
> robert
> >
> >
> > My 2 cents,
> >
> >
> > Fabien
> >
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