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Re: Odoo v9 Paid Apps

by
OpusVL, Nuria Arranz-Velazquez
- 05/20/2015 09:22:57
To think that the project got 667% of the targeted funds :-/

On 18/05/15 20:34, Mathias Neef wrote:
> 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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