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Re: Odoo v9 Paid Apps

by
Mathias Neef
- 05/18/2015 15:28:28
And the Community, driving force behind, becomes a sidetrack...

It would be very nice to know if the new homepage is based on the 
Indiegogo-campagaing we all financed together?!?!
This is a real blame. They only published a view of the promised themes 
and we are waiting till now for the designer book...


My 2 cents...

Regards,
Mathias Neef



Am 18.05.2015 um 18:03 schrieb Anders Wallenquist:
> Odoo SA has deployed their new website, this one without the word "Open
> Source" on the front page. A true indication on what direction Odoo are
> taking. Odoo SA are not a FLOSS-company any more and will not promote
> the product as such. If free software or open source was of any
> importance for Odoo SA it would be announced on the front page.
>
> Regards,
>
> Anders Wallenquist
>
>
>
>
> Den 2015-05-11 21:02, Fabien Pinckaers skrev:
> > 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.
> >
> >
> > 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: https://apps.openerp.com/apps/modules/8.0/asterisk_click2dial/
> >
> > 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.
> >
> >
> > My 2 cents,
> >
> >
> > Fabien
> >
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