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Re: Odoo v9 Paid Apps

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Anders Wallenquist
- 05/20/2015 02:54:38
Den 2015-05-20 08:13, OpenERP Master skrev:
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What will the accountability be for paid apps? I have seen so many times developers write unbelievable crappy modules. With your marketplace must come trust. There are already a lot of modules on your 'apps' section but a lot of them no longer work, or are just garbage. Before people can see the code and see how bad it is and choose not to use it, now people will have to pay only to find out that their money is wasted on bad code.

Honestly, in my experience when I hear OpenERP or Odoo coupled with custom developers, it equals bad code generally. The quality of community code just isn't that good in a lot of what I have seen (not picking on anything specific).

There needs to be accountability of the developer, and a marketplace of quality and trust, and I see no way this will work if you just let anyone publish modules for sale with no kind of approval, review, certification, etc. The marketplace itself has a reputation along with the developer writing the modules

You are absolutely right that the ability to review the code (and other types of due diligence) before investing in a module are crucial to maintain a qualtity and trustful eco system and  satisfied users. That is a corner stone in free software.

But building trust using certifications and approval system can lead to suspicion of censorship. If a new voip-module are held back - was it competitive reasons or other? Secondly certifications and approvals are a very expensive apparatus to maintain that builds large transactions cost. Trasaction costs are one parameter that are pushing to free software. You can either pay someone to assemble and evaluate the best system for you, or pay a fee to the most expensive system and hope quality will come with cost. Usually the first one gives you the most satisfied end users, not always the cheapest (knowledge has a pricetag) but the best fitting solution at every opportunity, and what you find in the free software world. The second are more one size fits all, the nature of licence funded development, where you develop first in secrecy and hope it is what your audience wants. If you have guessed correct and finds the number of end users that wants to pay you the licence fee you can get booth end meet. These two methods are like oil and water and does not play well together. That is why you don't want both high transaction costs and investigation/tailor cost at the same time.

Regards,

Anders Wallenquist
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On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 10:59 AM, OpenERP Master <openerpmaster@gmail.com> wrote:
Already starting to see lots of people advertising closed source license fees. Super, super lame and disgusting. I refuse to work with any software that I cant modify. F that. You can shove that license fee and closed source.

My modules will come with a compliance check that will check to see if you have any closed source modules. If you have them, none of my code will function.

On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 7:58 AM, David Beal <david.beal@akretion.com> wrote:
@alexandre fayolle  +100


David BEAL - Akretion
Odoo Development / Integration


2015-05-15 10:17 GMT+02:00 Alexandre Fayolle <alexandre.fayolle@camptocamp.com>:
On 12/05/2015 12:49, Alexandre Vandermeersch wrote:
>  1. It's about our ambition to have the best & most complete business 
> management software in the world - and it's a must have

Once upon a time, OpenERP / Odoo's ambition was to be the best *F/LOSS*
management software in the world. I felt I could help with that goal.

With the *F/LOSS* removed from the goal, as a member of the Odoo
community, let me say I do really feel I've been used and I'm being
discarded.

Bitterly,

-- 
Alexandre Fayolle
Chef de Projet
Tel : + 33 (0)4 79 26 57 94

Camptocamp France SAS
Savoie Technolac, BP 352
73377 Le Bourget du Lac Cedex
http://www.camptocamp.com

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