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Re: Licence of version 9.0 modules

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rvalyi@akretion.com
- 13/09/2016 22:13:13
Hello, fully agree with Daniel.

As for the ambiguity: the risk of changing from AGPL to LGPL has been taken by Odoo SA, not by the OCA. The OCA said it won't sue itself for combining AGPL and LGPL modules, but the module copyright holders can still do it if they think they are right.

You better stay away from proprietary modules to avoid any risk and to send the right message for our ecosystem to stick to the open source side. The OCA does everything in the open and has a much larger activity than Odoo SA nowadays, proving doing things in the open is viable once we have a core that is good enough (we definitely have it now).

On Tue, Sep 13, 2016 at 7:08 PM, Daniel Reis <dgreis@sapo.pt> wrote:

> Many modules on OCA are still published under AGPL-3 for Odoo 9.0.
> I am wondering if anyone planned to mass commit the licence to LGPL-3.

I think this won't - and shouldn't  -  happen.

AFAICR from the license discussions, the OCA recommends the AGPL license, rather than LGPL.
Also, the original authors license choice is expected to be respected.

Regarding the modules I created for the OCA, my personal position as author is that the should remain AGPL:
Having other people to create and sell commercial versions of them without asking me is something I wouldn't  like to happen.

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Daniel
 

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