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Re: Proprietary modules for 8.0?

- 21/10/2016 09:49:40
2016-10-21 15:22 GMT+02:00 Caudal Eric <>:
> responding to Dominique not Andreas...
> On Fri, Oct 21, 2016 at 8:46 PM Caudal Eric <> wrote:
> True. Not sure when it has been abandoned (I have documents until at least
> beginning of 2015 so v8 with mention of "Private use of non-certified
> modules) and you are right, along this private license you cannot use
> anything else.
> I raised the subject because within the private license agreement, Odoo
> would technically be able to have proprietary/private license for their
> modules (like VoIP in v8).
> Am I correct?
> (I am not sure which modules are signaled as to be proprietary)

Ah, yes ! I remember now ! it was AGPL + exception, and only valid for
Odoo themselves.
As third parties were AGPL -no-exception, it ended just in a mess. But
I think you are right: There was a possibility to make exceptions to
AGPL, under circumstances nobody really understood.
Happy I was to have forgotten this brain twister ;-)
For sure, it doesn't applied to third parties, in particular when they
plagiarised other's modules (medical, hotel...), and the third party
was not allowed to reproduce the exception when redistributing. It was
a one shot exception.
Good thing with memory is that it auto-cleans up.