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Re: Enterprise: Is it allowed to use AGPL community modules?

by
Libertus Solutions, Alan Bell
- 10/05/2015 11:44:31
it isn't about mixing, it is about depending. AGPL stuff can't be listed 
as a dependency in proprietary modules. It is as simple as that, if you 
as a module developer are benefiting from AGPL code in your work, then 
your work must respect the conditions of the AGPL module and you must 
share alike. If you are just installing and running stuff, then you do 
not need to worry about it *at all* because proprietary things that 
depend on AGPL modules are not allowed and at some point probably won't 
be loaded by the server.

Mixing is not a useful word in discussing this topic!

Alan.

On 05/10/15 16:39, Dominique Chabord wrote:
> hello,
>
> It is a very sensible subject documented in several places.
>
> Let me summarize my understanding in two rules:
>
> - if the AGPL module is copy-righted by OCA, then OCA grants you the
> right to combine with Enterprise here
> https://odoo-community.org/page/faq . There is no mention in the code
> itself about this loose interpretation of the license, so if you
> consider this FAQ can be updated overtime, may be you can ask OCA for
> a document you can archive.
>
> - if the AGPL module is not copy-righted by OCA, refrain mixing it
> with any non GPL (AGPL, GPL, LGPL or compatible) module if you don't
> get a written authorization from all copyright holders. Else you would
> expose to conflicts.
>
> Some hosters (I'm one of them) adopt a restrictive interpretation of
> AGPL and forbid any combination of AGPL module with other modules
> under uncompatible licence as a potentially illegal usage on the
> servers they are responsible for.
>
>
>
>
>
> 2015-10-05 16:59 GMT+02:00 Ermin Trevisan <trevi@twanda.com>:
> > Hi all
> >
> > Just to be truly sure: Is it legally possible to install AGPL licensed
> > community modules on an enterprise installation? If yes, under what
> > circumstances?
> >
> > Best, trevi
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