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Re: Plagiarism in the Odoo App Store

Camptocamp France SAS, Alexandre Fayolle - Camptocamp
- 11/05/2015 03:14:45
On 04/11/2015 17:37, Nicholas Riegel wrote:
> Everyone should understand that IT IS NOT a license violation to sell
> AGPLv3 licensed apps in the Odoo App store.  In fact, the Free Software
> Foundation encourages software engineers who release their source under
> a FSF license (like xGPLv3) to be financially compensated for their
> work. It is also not a license violation to sell an xGPL licensed
> app/module with little or no changes to the source. This is one of the
> reasons why there is significant business risk of not fully funding or
> profiting from the development of an Odoo app released under an xGPL
> license. Anyone can take your xGPL app and sell it with little or no
> modification!

While the case you describe is indeed non illegal, there are a couple of
things which are not allowed:

* changing the license
* changing the copyrights

Alexandre Fayolle
Chef de Projet
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