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Re: Odoo v9 Paid Apps

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Fakrudeen Abbaz
- 05/18/2015 23:56:16

Hi Fabien,

It's clear your vision and commitment and we appreciated.
Still partners and community in confusion about  odoo business model. That's why everyone watching your actions  carefully and interpreting their own way.

There are many discussions open and not finalized yet. Only Odoo and Fabien can come up with good solution.

Please understand that the community and customers are distributed and waiting for your response on Odoo licensing  model.

Fakrudeen Abbaz
+ 971 55 66 77 001
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On May 19, 2015 12:08 AM, "Fabien Pinckaers" <fp@openerp.com> wrote:

Hello,

The new website will be rolled out progressively. Expect the homepage and apps page to change within the next days. (The homepage is not fully finished: no footer, no ERP/open source keywords, ...).

The idea of the new website is to have mini-sites dedicated to each app with several pages per app: overview, features, demo... (Like what we did for the point of sale a month ago) We are testing a new navigation structure.

Please, avoid FUD: our commitment to open source is not changed. Open source is still on most of the pages and his very important to us.

And I actually don't know how to be more clear on that. After having worked 10 years to build a strong open source ERP (5 years without a salary just because I trusted in an open source model), you still fear for the worst every year. You should compare with other software vendor in open source, we are by far one of the most committed to open source.

Thanks,

Fabien

On May 18, 2015 6:04 PM, "Anders Wallenquist" <anders.wallenquist@vertel.se> wrote:
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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