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Re: Indiegogo: Upgrade Odoo Community Edition!

by
Ermin Trevisan
- 11/07/2015 03:55:32
> 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.
> 

What you call the "kernel" is now licensed under LGPL, not AGPL anymore,
this was a legal prerequisite to create the Enterprise Edition.

See the OCA statement on this:
https://odoo-community.org/blog/oca-news-1/post/oca-odoo-meeting-on-licenses-21

Interestingly enough, the legal page of Odoo seems not to be updated
yet: https://www.odoo.com/page/legal and states all Odoo as AGPL.

In the 9.0 modules there is a reference to the license file, but no such
files are included or linked to.

So, from a formal point of view the community edition is still APGL? And
therefore the Enterprise Edition may depend on APGL modules?

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