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Re: enhanced wikipedia page

Sunflower IT, Tom Blauwendraat
- 10/01/2018 22:56:33
Yes i left out the references, but i think if we mix my text with your references we can be a long way. Lets wait for comments from other contributors.

Op 10 jan. 2018 9:55 PM schreef "Xavier Brochard" <>:

Hi Tom


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

> <> and Apache

> <> 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

> developers of modules for, or tools that can be used in connection with,i3-7100 (

> 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]


> *Projects*


> The main activities of OCA can be described as maintaining and developing

> the open source projects under its umbrella, or somehow facilitating their

> development.


> 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

> <> (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,

> MRP, etc. Modules are available for Odoo versions 8.0 until the mosti3-7100 (

> 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].


> *History*

> 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.[7]

> In October 2016, the OCA joined the Open Source Initiative [8].



> *Financing*


> The OCA relies on contributions from members and donations or sponsorships

> [9] from companies (mostly Odoo integrators) that are sympathethic to the

> cause of OCA.


> On Mon, Jan 8, 2018 at 9:32 AM, Xavier Brochard <> 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

> >

> >

> >

> >

> >

> > 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

> >

> >

> >

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