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Re: enhanced wikipedia pageby Xavier Brochard <email@example.com> - 10/01/2018 21:55:48
Your version is very good, far better than mine.
2 things :
I would extend OCB explanations but it can be done later.
Don't forget to keep some references that are outside OCA (they are required).
Le mercredi 10 janvier 2018, 18:49:25 CET Tom Blauwendraat a écrit :
> Hi Xavier,
> I looked at the Wikipedia article that you wrote. I think the content is
> good, but there is too much subjective wording in it, which makes it read
> more like an advertisements... I think that's why they rejected it.
> As I didn't really know what to do about it, and was looking for a break
> from coding, I looked at the Mozilla
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mozilla_Foundation> and Apache
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_Software_Foundation> pages and
> decided to try a rewrite. Let me know if you think it can be an improvement
> or if it just makes things worse.
> The Odoo Community Association, or OCA, is an open source community of
> the [Odoo] ERP software.
> It is a nonprofit organization fully independent of Odoo S.A., run by its
> members and with headquarters in Lausanne, Switzerland. As of 2017, the
> organization holds around 150 members. It describes its mission as *"to
> promote the widespread use of Odoo and to support the collaborative
> development of Odoo features". *[Source]
> The main activities of OCA can be described as maintaining and developing
> the open source projects under its umbrella, or somehow facilitating their
> All software currently maintained by the OCA is distributed free of
> charge under
> the terms of [AGPL] (link) and is free and open-source software
> <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_and_open-source_software> (FOSS). It is
> either created by OCA members or donated to the OCA by the original author.
> All content is accessible as a collection of [Github] repositories (link)
> under the OCA flag.
> The following is a non-exhaustive list of software maintained by OCA:
> - Odoo modules, grouped around a certain theme such as accounting, HR,
> recent version. OCA modules run on the free and open source Odoo Community
> core as well as on the licensed Odoo Enterprise version distributed by
> [Odoo S.A.]. - The Odoo Community Branch (OCB), a branch of the Odoo
> software with community bugfixes and enhancements not done by Odoo S.A.
> - The OpenUpgrade project, a toolkit/framework that offers a free
> upgrade path from one major version of Odoo to the next
> - OdooRPC, a tool to connect to Odoo externally through the RPC API.
> OCA also facilitates development by maintaining a translation platform
> [Link] for Odoo modules and a Runbot [Link] to continuously monitor code
> quality of the modules. The OCA also maintains a set of guidelines for good
> practices in the creation of Odoo modules [Link] and a set of best
> practices the upgrading of Odoo modules between different versions. [Link]
> Each contributor is asked to sign the Contributor License Agreement (CLA).
> [Link] Each code repository is managed by a self-selected team of technical
> experts (the Project Steering Committee or PSC) who are active contributors
> to the project. Any code that is contributed by an OCA member needs to be
> reviewed and approved by at least two other members before being merged
> into the the main branch by one of the PSC members. In this way, code
> quality is ensured and the PSC retains some control over the direction of
> the project.
> The OCA organizes biannual Code Sprints, involving 2 or 3 days of
> collaborating programming on OCA projects. [Link].
> In 2014, The organisation was renamed from "OpenERP Community Association"
> to "Odoo Community Association" in line with the name change of the product
> provided by Odoo S.A.
> In October 2016, the OCA joined the Open Source Initiative .
> The OCA relies on contributions from members and donations or sponsorships
>  from companies (mostly Odoo integrators) that are sympathethic to the
> cause of OCA.
> On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 9:32 AM, Xavier Brochard <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Hi
> > As requested by Daniel Reis on the Odoo community list, I've worked on the
> > OCA Wikipedia draft, fixing errors, adding references and new paragraphs.
> > See result
> > https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Draft:Odoo_Community_Association
> > Please review, as I'm not allways fluent in english.
> > If you know external references (not related to OCA) to linked to topics
> > in the page, give it here.
> > Please, add me in CC as I'm not a suscriber.
> > Xavier Brochard / zeroheure
> > http://zeroheure.info
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