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Re: How can functional people "really" participate in OCA?by
Dear Kitti, dear community,
as a functional person I would like to add my 2ct in the
discussion about this "pretty hard question :) " from Kitti.
First of all, this question really really needs to be discussed
together with functional people. Some of you already pointed that
If tech people suggest what to change, this is a nice move, but
keeps generating solutions from tech people.
Odoo has a (open or not so open) culture of "everything is in the
sourcecode" and this is a rather difficult approach for
In my opinion it is most of all a question of culture, so we
could first of all ask more detailed questions like these:
- Why is it desired from OCA, that functional people take part?
What would be the benefits? Why would OCA value that?
- What are the expectations from OCA?
- Is there a structure that welcomes functional people and makes
their contributions valued?
- Could or should a structure be created that supports
functionals or even takes them for granted or as a necessary
- Why do functional people wish to contribute? What are their
- What prevents them? How can we find out? What happens /
happened in the past to functional people who are /were
interested in contributing to the community.
- How can an integrating and welcoming culture be improved and
how can that be measured?
These questions can not be answered with tools. In my opinion,
there needs to be an actively managed process to change more than
Disclaimer: I am not a pure functional, I am also an experienced
developer (outside of the python world) with solid database know
how. Moving into a functional role as an Odoo Partner I hoped to
escape the developer and tech world. Today, I do develop modules
sometimes, use Github and look into the source code. (And have
programmers to do more developments. ) Probably a lot of
contributors are in a half tech and half functional role
themselves. So it should not be too difficult to understand the
pure functional world.
The fog in the forest picture from Landis made me smile and now, finally, I send this mail, which I had in my Draft folder for a while.
Kind regards, Bettina
Am 05.02.20 um 20:46 schrieb Kitti Upariphutthiphong:
I have a pretty hard question :)
We always say that functional people is vital to ERP system, for sure in the project. But are functional people have places in OCA?
Are there forum or any place where functional can fully contribute their business knowledge without friction of tech, github and programmer languages?
Any pure functional people in OCA can help answer this? :)Thanks!
Note: This question is passed here by my functional peer who want to participate in OCA. But I also don't have that good suggestion too.
Ecosoft Co. Ltd., Kitti Upariphutthiphong