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

by
Anders Wallenquist
- 10/05/2015 11:55:22
Allan, if you have a l10n-x-module that is AGPL. Can you combine that 
with a non AGPL accounting-module?

Regards

Anders Wallenquist

Den 2015-10-05 kl. 17:49, skrev Alan Bell:
> 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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