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Re: Merry Christmas Theme for Community!

Graeme Gellatly
- 12/18/2015 07:00:19


He isn't really trolling. He asked a question and then responded to the response. This is very different to OCA stuff and I for one am hugely interested in why a theme based on AGPL software would have such a licensing issue to have its withdrawal demanded. Especially given the rest of the themes debacle, there are real questions that need answering.

On Sat, 19 Dec 2015 12:04 AM Houssine BAKKALI <> wrote:

Once for all if you think that there is an infringement get a lawyer and sue Odoo SA and stop trolling this mailing list by hijackin each thread on possible licencing issue.

This has been discussed thousand of times and OCA already gave their position about it.

2015-12-18 10:38 GMT+01:00 Andreas Becker <>:
What??? This is strange Jay, what kind of License Problems?

Its is a GPL version 3 License. GPL, AGPL, LGPL all allow sharing and actually promote sharing with others.

This reminds me on that "The dark side clouds everything. Impossible to see the future is." by Master Yoda.

It seems to be a never ending story Odoo and License Changes and Stuff disappearing which was available for the community before just after those changes.

A Theme is a module for Odoo Version 8 and perhaps Version 9 it is AGPL or LGPL like other modules too. I just talked about that with some others here who are actually waiting that Clean Theme gets pack to the repositories of the developers who said it will come back after the Indiegogo campaign. As long as you don't integrate graphics or texts which have a commercial license the module should be AGPL / LGPL too. Actually it is a Must it has to be AGPL version 8 / LGPL version 9. according to the Licenses Odoo has chosen for Version 8 and 9.

This is very sad news Jay, as it was really very good work and very nice to share this Theme in the spirit of Free Open Source Software for Christmas 2015 and I know others who liked to have this Christmas theme too and could not believe it that it is gone. The reason I looked also if Clean Theme is again available in the Repos again. Thanks for sharing your experience and I hope that it gets back without issues before Christmas 2015!

It is really strange what is going on here since LGPL and already before in AGPL time. I sense not a good spirit and feel the Dark Force a lot. 

  • Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is. Life creates it, makes it grow. Its energy surrounds us and binds us. Luminous beings are we, not this crude matter. You must feel the Force around you; here, between you, me, the tree, the rock, everywhere, yes. Even between the land and the ship. – Yoda
This is valid for every Free Open Source Yedi who is using te Force of an GPL License for his products and derivates to share it with the community.

By the way you might want to join the Thread here about the Clean and other Themes.

The Clean Theme had been removed from nearly all repositories and people have been asked to remove it by Odoo S.A. as you can read in the net to not hinder that campaign at indiegogo which brought over 677% financial success to them. Which means Odoo for 12.000 Dollar US and actually more than 81.000 Dollar US they wanted to offer 50 Themes and much much more until last years christmas 2014!!! already. This was one year ago, and until now you don't see much of it , nor you see the proposed package with all themes etc. Also here it is stated very clear that all development work will be dine as AGPL and the Part they actually write about the Themes are not AGPL is wrong as they are using an AGPL Module - so all Themes are derivated works too.

Luke Branch i.e. wrote at that time that he will bring back his repository with clean theme and lots of derivates based on clean theme after that campaign, but until now nothing happened. So I am really wondering if you are a single case with License Issues or that there are also many others with same problems. I would actually no wonder! to be honest. IMHO with AGPL in the background there shoud be absolute no License Problem with any Odoo Theme and you can sell, share for money, resell it or modify it or share it for free like you want with whom you want as long as you keep that license. 

Well better put all on one topic to avoid repetitions. I already asked Odoo here about a clear and true and verifyable statement about what licenses have those modules containing Themes. []

With an good and open Community spirit I wish you and all others who shared or tried to share their Themes a Merry Christmas Time and I hope that the Odoo Community Force will have an Awakening and that they will feel the Power if a Community stays and works together against Dark Forces.

Fear is the path to the dark side…fear leads to anger…anger leads to hate…hate leads to suffering.

  • Always pass on what you have learned. – Yoda
This sense and spirit will empower you and I thank those who still not give up as

  • Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny, consume you it will. – Yoda
This is exactly what I thin happened to Fabien who always was promoting Free Open Source Software and always said that Odoo and OpenERP and its modules will stay like this forever.

Difficult to see. Always in motion is the future.

Anyway have a nice Christmas time and I hope to get an answer from Odoo S.A. or the OCA on the other Thread. 


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