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Re: Reflection about documentation.

Hertford Developments Limited, Kurt Haselwimmer
- 08/16/2014 15:17:44

Being disruptive does not mean going as far as being self-destructive. 

I would have guessed that odoo has in the last 4 or so years picked up all the early adopters that they are going to. They are not going to pick up early adopters for an ecommerce front-end that is a number of years behind the basic functionality of a dozen other cart platforms - all the early adopters in those sectors will already have their own carts up and running, and not on odoo. Ditto on a forum that is significantly behind phpBB, and a blog platform not as good as wordpress. Early adopters will have rolled their own on those systems already. 

The real market for odoo lies with businesspeople who see the time savings of not rolling their own and taking what is off the shelf from odoo - these are people who will simply walk away if they feel the documentation is going to leave them back at square 1 every time there is a question.


2014-08-16 12:50 GMT-05:00 Kurt Haselwimmer <>:
who one might safely assume are going to be much more conservative when comparing existing documentation models (books, etc) with cutting edge W3.0, or whatever you want to call them, approaches.

​This is a very valid point! On the other hand it seems, that Odoo likes beeing disruptive. The multipliers are probably the increasing amount of early adopters dropping in. The late followers will wait some years anyhow and probably rely more on the feedback of early adopters and the partner network. But it is certainly true, that those just feel more comfortable with a propper book, which they can buy in the bookstore.​

But there is another problem that we have right now form an ecosystem perspective: Onboarding is VERY costly, so we give away valuable multiplieres/potential early adpoters, who might otherwise choose Odoo, if it was more "accessible", still.

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