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Re: Indiegogo: Upgrade Odoo Community Edition!by
On Sat, Nov 7, 2015 at 4:13 AM, James Fox <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Correct it IS permitted to do that. Admittedly the original developers of the module would not be so happy, but they cannot stop you.
"Correct it IS permitted to do that. Admittedly the original developers of the module would not be so happy, but they cannot stop you."
James I would be very careful with that. The GPL licenses say very clear that license changes can ONLY take place if ALL people who ever contributed to this code agree with a license change. In other words it has to be AGPL and if it has to be AGPL it can be simply copied and rereleased as Free like free beer with Free like Freedom in mind to everybody in the community!
I guess after the THEME indiegogo campaign we should better invest in the Free Mind instead of contributing to people who are nothing else than money collectors!
Of course there is nothing wrong with the Odoo ecosystem having many distribution channels. We're not talking about Apple here ! Odoo is an open source platform, which I believe means that all and every odoo module written must be either LGPL or AGPL licensed as they all have to use the AGPL licensed kernel to work and that was developed by all those fine previous programmers that have written it and released it to the world on the basis that the system keeps its open source capability via copyleft provisions. The introduction of LGPL does not suddenly transfer microsoft style licensing rights to module developers - i.e. you may only use this on one machine, you may not see the source code and you certainly cannot modify it,