Community mailing list archives
Re: Enterprise: Is it allowed to use AGPL community modules?by
OpusVL, Barnie Giltrap
Agreed. I'm still surprised that that this is still an area of confusion. One thing I'd like to clarify, some replies seem to imply that the OCA are granting additional rights/restrictions over the AGPL. This is not the case, All the OCA have done is clarified how AGPL/LGPL/Proprietary interact in a legal sense. Barnie On 2015-10-05 17:21, Alan Bell wrote: > nope, it isn't. The purpose of the sharealike/copyleft/Free Software > strong licenses is to ensure that if people build on your work then > they > share back with the community the stuff they built on your work. That > can include making improvements to the work, or making a derived work > - > in an Odoo context that means that the manifest file has a depends bit > > in it, if that references an AGPL module then the module must be AGPL. > > If you are only depending on LGPL modules then you can have whatever > license you like - LGPL is traditionally for library software that can > > be used in closed as well as open applications. In an Odoo context, > the > core is the library, which can be used (depended upon) by anything. > > The special bit the AGPL does over the GPL is to make the conditions > of > "distribution" apply to users of a website, so users of a website can > ask for the relevant source code, nothing to do with mixing, it is > about > software as a service websites, where the code might not be > "distributed" in the traditional sense. > > Alan.