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

Open For Small Business Ltd, Graeme Gellatly
- 10/06/2015 18:23:03

I read that washington document you posted.  Have read it before maybe half a dozen times.  Is still very interesting every time I read it.  Always puts the technical arguments to bed.

Yes I saw that picture, but noted it only said Enterprise Edition rather than community and that extra apps never mentions third parties just Odoo SA.  But even if it was that way it is wrong anyway or at least over simplistic.  To be honest I'm not massively invested in this conversation.  I can't really see third party paid apps being successful, or even enterprise edition.  And if it is, and community gets left behind, then it will be time to move on.

On Wed, Oct 7, 2015 at 10:39 AM, Dominique Chabord <> wrote:
2015-10-06 22:37 GMT+02:00 Graeme Gellatly <>:
> Nicolas, that is not quite correct.  The OCA document is specifically
> limited to Odoo SA proprietary modules.  Not the entire universe of modules
> as they could have no idea what some third party's proprietary license might
> look like.
I don't read the document the same way, in particular the picture on
the left, where both third party proprietary and OCA modules co-exist.
I translate Community Apps by OCA modules, because there is no
definition that I know of Community Apps. Any proprietary module which
doesn't explicitly depend on an OCA AGPL module is tolerated whoever
the author is. An agreement which would depend on who the author is
not possible in this context [even if a tentative was made with the
AGPL + Exception if some of you remember these times.]
What is True for odoo as an author is true for anyone. The third party
can add his own proprietary modules on top of Odoo Community or Odoo
Enterprise. According to this agreement, he can also use OCA AGPL
modules by not putting it in depend list.

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