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Re: Proprietary modules for 8.0?

- 21/10/2016 10:16:40
2016-10-21 15:46 GMT+02:00 Ondřej Kuzník <>:

>>> AFAIK the customer would have to be paying Odoo for
>>> the same in order for you to be able to sell such a module to them,
>>> but  that's not something that Odoo Apps suggests they need.
>> I don't get the point. You can sell proprietary modules (license of
>> your choice) on top of V9 Community because V9 Community has been
>> relicenced to LGPL. Odoo is just a market place in this case.
> Well, Odoo marketplace claims you are buying the module for 8.0, also
> says the module is proprietary, not AGPL. The question was, can the
> seller apply that licence in the first place?

He may not but he does, and Odoo lets him do.

> If they have some arrangement with Odoo that lets them do it (although
> other emails suggest that used to be the case around the release of 6.1
> but not any more), does that put the buyer at risk instead?

IANAL, but any buyer is at risk when he buys something which could be
declared as illegal by a court.
The risk is perceived as low by all who don't care, as significant by
all who do care.

> And if Odoo
> know that the buyer can't legally use that module but sell it to them
> anyway?

Again, only a judge could decide whether Odoo is a reseller and if it
is responsible of license enforcement, considering it doesn't package
both in a single pack.
There is very little chance someone asks a judge to tell, and what
judges say is rather unpredictable imho.

The safest solution is to not use any proprietary module with AGPL
module of all kind. Few people are so strict. I am. This is the policy
I enforce as a large scale hoster on my servers, strictly on V8 for
which I reject any non free addon (it did happen), but also for V9 and
V10 for which I don't accept any Enterprise + AGPL combo, despite what
OCA said. My customers who need such a mix must provide their own