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Re: Plagiarism in the Odoo App Store

Andi Becker
- 11/05/2015 06:00:32
Yes Alexandre

If you change the copyrights it would be Plagarism
And the licenses can only be changed when usually lots of people agree with it too. which means all people who contributed and if the Software depends on a certain license than also the license of that software would need to be changed before. The reason why wordpress etc is still GPL v.2 even they like to have GPL v.3 as ONLY GPL v.3 and AGPL v.3 can be combined but AGPL v.3 and GPL v.3 is incompatible with GPL v.2.

I guess that the ODOO Masters have asked also all of the contributors before they changed their licenses and they ALL agreed to change it!

Actually GPL has very simple rules which only need to be followed. Unfortunately some don't like to follow those rules ;-)

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On Thu, Nov 5, 2015 at 3:22 PM, Alexandre Fayolle <> wrote:
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

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