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Re: Odoo v9 :: Customer, partner and Enterprise version

- 10/03/2015 04:54:19
Put yourself in the shoes of the customer. Would you pay for the most important software that runs your business and have no rights to use it if you decide you don't want to upgrade it anymore? What if you pay for 5 years?

JetBrains (PyCharm) is changing their licencing to subscriptions. They sell editors to the developers and they understand that they have to offer something in case developer stops paying after a few years. JetBrains decided to offer perpetual fallback license (read more: 

In short: if customer pays for Odoo Enterprise for more than one year they are entitled to use the version that was released a year ago even after they stop paying.

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On Sat, Oct 3, 2015 at 1:26 AM, Ray Carnes <> wrote:
I also don't see a problem at all.

I don't ready anything in the Enterprise Contract that has anything to do with the Partner.

The relationship is between the Customer and Odoo.  

Partners sign an agreement not to distribute the source, but this is only so they can get access for their own purposes, and on behalf of customers.

Odoo is sharing the source with the Customer, not the partner, even though the partner may enable the delivery of the code.

A Customer can switch partners, a partner can stop being a partner, or they can even use a non-partner.  Nothing that happens with the partner affects the agreement the Customer has with Odoo.

On Fri, Oct 2, 2015 at 5:17 AM, Quentin THEURET <> wrote:
Hello community,

Sisalp raised a blured point with the Enterprise version on this tweet 
(sorry in French):

For non-french speakers, Sisalp said that the customer should be very 
careful that the partnership of his partner will be reconducted to some 
years because if the partner who installed the Enterprise version at a 
time is not anymore a partner, he couldn't use and/or modify the source 
code installed to his customer.

In this case, who have the rights to maintain the solution ?
Does the customer should migrate to community version if he don't want 
to change his Odoo partner ?



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