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Re: OCA Sprint proposal

Eric Caudal (Odoo Community Association)
- 11/07/2015 02:28:53
Hi Andreas,
I dont know if I must be flattered or depressed but I have to state that I am not working for Odoo  sa ;).
I am a simple partner and eventually member of the OCA board but my words are only representing my personal opinion.

I cannot speak on behalf of Odoo sa but I understand (so far) that they will stick to LGPL for the foreseeable future. I know that they probably deserve the everlasting troll (change of license) but Fabien has been clear in his intentions: Odoo will continue with a strong LGPL offer for the community edition and additional specific features (under NDA) for EE.
For example, common framework and some standard MRP features will be implemented in v10 Community while extra complex/good selling features (such as PLM) will only be included in v10Entreprise.
To be noted that rewritting the MRP engine was unavoidable: it is old (basically the same since v5?), outdated and features do not fulfill current manufacturing challenges. It is the price to get improved usability and functionality coverage for the next version (as we had to for the WMS).

As for the OCA (and as lawful representative), we will stick to AGPL as we have done so far and continue adding free (as freedom) community modules to complete current Odoo offer (Community and Enterprise).

On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 10:27 PM Andreas Becker <> wrote:
Hi Eric

The same happened with WMS and accounting (and sometimes we are happy, sometimes not... but we finally get used to the new features that we eventually tweak with OCA modules).

It seems as beside the MPR Module lots of other modules will face major changes in 10. So it really would be good nd in an Open Source Mind to let the  us know what licenses will be applied to those major changed modules. Was the reason to change to LGPL to make all those Modules finally some kind of proprietary? If yes it would be best if the OCA Sprint would focus also on a AGPL Version of the MPR Module to keep Free Open Software Open for everybody.

Please let us know what the intention is beside remaking all modules new. Our customers faced in the past multiple License changes and are afraid that it will happen again but this time to be a real money making thing with closed source. This would be sad! Can you ensure that all those remaked modules will still be available like before with an AGPL / LGPL License and that the functionality of those modules will be enhanced and not reduced with those licenses. Thanks!

With kind regards,
Mit freundlichen Grüßen,
Con un cordial saludo,
с сердечным приветом,




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On Fri, Nov 6, 2015 at 7:51 PM, Nuria Arranz Velazquez <> wrote:
Your gap analysis is really good. +1

On 05/11/15 08:12, Davide Corio wrote:
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Dear Community,

We at Abstract ( would like to organize an OCA sprint here in Italy (26-29 of April).

Here you can understand the what, the where and the how of this proposal:

The program of the sprint is up to the partecipants, and we will manage the proposals in this document:

The location we propose is amazing, so is the price of the rooms at this 4* hotel, that includes breakfast and dinner (!!).

We'll have the good south-Italian climate of April, the garden and the pool of the venue, a wonderful landscape and much more.

Hope to see you all in Sorrento in April!

Davide Corio
Odoo Specialist
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