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

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SISalp
- 10/05/2015 12:13:56
Alan,

"it is as simple as that"
-  may I point you to http://www.law.washington.edu/lta/swp/Law/derivative.html

as you can read it is everything but simple. A court is the only one
entitled to answer about what "dependency" means.

I was just trying to answer the initial question with very (too ?)
simple words. By using AGPL modules on Enterprise, you get both AGPL
and non-AGPL-compatible modules.  I 'm not an english speaker, so
maybe "mix" is incorrect. What about "use both" instead ?

2015-10-05 17:49 GMT+02:00 Alan Bell <alan.bell@libertus.co.uk>:
> 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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